Fatality rate from Electricity
In Ireland, there have been 67 electrocutions or deaths from the explosive/burning effects of electricity from 1996 to the end of 2015. Of those, 44 deaths have been associated with a work activity. The remaining 23 have occurred in domestic situations or as a result of trespass, vandalism or in one case a fallen overhead power line.
Each number shown above represents a person killed due to electricity.
The actual occurrences that led to the deaths are set out in the enclosed table of electrical fatalities. This table gives a brief description of each fatal incident.
The Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI), and in particular, their Technical Committee dealing with Safety (TC5), monitors all aspects of electrical safety in the country and also issue several publications on the entire area of electrical safety.