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Fatal Accidents in Republic of Ireland for 10 Year Period 2004 - 2013




Table 1: Personal Details
1.1 Gender 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Male 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27
Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27
 
1.2 Marital Status 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Single 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 11
Married 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 11
Unknown 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27
 
1.3 Age Groups 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
0-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
20-40 3 4 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 13
40-60 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 9
60+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Unknown 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27
 
1.4 Occupation 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Student/Child 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Apprentice 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Farmer/Farm Worker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Craft (Electrical) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Craftsperson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
M/C Op. Mobile 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
M/C Op.Stationary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semi/Unskilled 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 10
Unknown 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27

Table 2: Premises
2.1 Location 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Kitchen/Workshop 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
Other house room 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Outhouse 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Yard 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Field 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 7
Road 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Elec Substn Indoor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Electrical Substn Outdoor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Building Under Construction 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27
 
2.2 Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Private House/garden 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 9
Farm 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Factory/Industrial 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4
Commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Place 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Construction site 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 9
Open Country 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27

Table 3: Voltage Details
3.1 Voltage Level 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
400/230V(LV) 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 11
10/20kV 5 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 15
> or = 38 kV 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27
 
3.2 Location 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Networks side 5 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 16
Customer side 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 11
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27

Table 4: Equipment Involved
4.1 Location 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Overhead Line 5 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 14
Cable or Wiring 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
Transformer (power) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Circuit Breaker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Flex 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Portable Apparatus 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
Socket Outlets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fixed Apparatus 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Total 5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27

Table 5: Defects of Installation Equipment
5.1 Defect 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Earth wire disconnected
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Earthing Ineffective
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Fusing Incorrect
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Protection Ineffective
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 6
Parts not normally live, not earthed
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Not known/No Defect
5 4 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 18
Total
5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27

Table 6: Contact Details
6.1 Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Direct Contact
0 2 0 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 14
Indirect Contact
5 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 13
Explosion/Fire
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
5 5 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 27

Fatal Electrical Accidents 1930-2013
Year No. Year No. Year No. Year No. Year No. Year No. Year No. Year No. Year No.
1930 4 1940 2 1950 5 1960 7 1970 5 1980 7 1990 11 2000 9 2010 4
1931 1 1941 4 1951 6 1961 3 1971 5 1981 9 1991 10 2001 4 2011 2
1932 2 1942 5 1952 7 1962 3 1972 9 1982 7 1992 4 2002 4 2012 3
1933 4 1943 2 1953 8 1963 8 1973 5 1983 16 1993 8 2003 3 2013 2
1934 0 1944 2 1954 7 1964 6 1974 10 1984 7 1994 8 2004 5 2014
1935 3 1945 4 1955 8 1965 7 1975 4 1985 2 1995 3 2005 5 2015
1936 3 1946 3 1956 9 1966 2 1976 8 1986 6 1996 5 2006 0 2016
1937 3 1947 7 1957 6 1967 7 1977 11 1987 6 1997 3 2007 2 2017
1938 5 1948 5 1958 9 1968 7 1978 10 1988 7 1998 5 2008 1 2018
1939 4 1949 3 1959 6 1969 4 1979 8 1989 9 1999 3 2009 3 2019
1930's 29 1940's 37 1950's 71 1960's 54 1970's 75 1980's 76 1990's 60 2000's 36 2010's 11

 
 

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