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In addition to a professional job that’s done right the first time, there is another key reason to call a licensed electrician in Tempe to do your electrical work for you: avoiding electrical injuries and fire.
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While electricity is a great modern convenience to have, like everything, there is a darker side to electrical power. One thing that a lot of people don’t realize is that electrical injuries happen a lot every year, which is why if you own a business, you want to make sure that you call a commercial electrician for any and all wiring related projects. According to the Chicago Electrical Trauma Institute, here are some scary statistics regarding electrical injury:
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical injury has been responsible for an average of 320 deaths and over 4,000 injuries that involved days away from work per annum in the United States.
Electrical injury is the second leading cause of fatality in construction industry, and it makes up 5 to 6% of all occupational fatalities.
Out of injuries caused by contact with overhead powerlines, 26.4 to 60.3 percent of cases resulted in over 31 days away from work (versus 18 to 20% for all other occupational injury and illness).
78% of a sample of electrical trauma survivors were found to have one or two psychiatric diagnoses, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, cognitive disorder NOS, or mental disorder NOS. (JINS 2006 12:17)
Electrical injury mortality rate is 3-15%, resulting in 3-5 deaths/million inhabitants of Europe. The survivors’ long-term consequences are more frequent, with 25-70% of accidents resulting in amputations and neurological squelae in young adults. (Lancet 2004 363:2136)
Electrical injuries’ cost to employers has been approximated as $15.75 million per case in direct and indirect costs. (Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA) Read source article at:
In addition to the risk of injury, there is a related risk as well, the risk of potential lawsuits. Let’s say you try to do a wiring project and one of your employees gets injured. You could find your business embroiled in a lawsuit. However there is another danger that a commercial electrician contractor can protect you and your business from.
Electrician Contractors: Hire the Experts
In addition to electrical injury, there is the real risk of property damage as well. Improper wiring accounts for a large percentage of insurance claims related to fire damage. If you attempt to do the wiring yourself and it is proven that what you did was the cause of the fire, then you could find your business paying a higher insurance premium or even worse, being dropped.
Electrical wiring must always be done by an expert. That’s why an electrician contractor in Tempe has to be licensed by the state of Arizona.