Electricians are responsible for working with electrical systems and wiring, a job that carries inherent risks. Electrocution, burns, and falls from heights are common hazards in this profession. Unexpected dangers include encountering faulty wiring that may not be readily apparent, the risk of asbestos exposure when working in older buildings, and the potential for arc flash accidents if equipment malfunctions. Electricians must remain vigilant and adhere to strict safety protocols to avoid these often unforeseen threats.
One electrician took to the internet to share some of his experience in the dangers of the profession: “I flipped a 277 breaker and it blew up in my face. A guy I knew opened some switch gear the ground was bare and loose for what ever reason and it crossed all 3 phases he got caught up in an arc flash. It can be one of the most dangerous jobs.”