Top 10 Arc Flash Statistics Every Employer Should Know

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Did you know?

  • 5 to 10 arc flash accidents occur every day in the U.S.
  • More than 2,000 people are treated annually in burn centers with arc flash injuries
  • 1-2 deaths occur per day from an arc flash incident
  • $1.5M average cost of medical treatment
  • 8-12 months away from work and possibility of permanent disability
  • $10-15M average litigation cost for general industry incident
  • Two-thirds of all electrical injuries result from inappropriate action of a worker
  • Arc Flash can reach temperatures upwards of 30,000ºF (hotter than the surface of the Sun)
  • Arc Blasts can produce a pressure wave greater than 2,000 lbs/sqft
  • 480 volts often times has a greater Arc Flash potential than medium voltage gear (4,160V and above)


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