Fatality rate from Electricity
In Ireland, there have been 68 electrocutions or deaths from the explosive/burning effects of electricity from 1996 to the end of 2016. Of those, 45 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.