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Few studies have presented the general epidemiology of electrocution deaths using local medical examiner data. Data were obtained from coroner/medical examiner's files for electrocution deaths occurring between 1981 and 1998. All 27 occupational electrocutions were among men; 92.6% were white and 7.4% were black, with a mean age of 33.1 years. The rates of high-and low-voltage electrocution were similar. Low-voltage deaths showed a seasonal pattern, with the largest numbers in July, August anddoi:10.1093/occmed/52.2.102 pmid:11967354 fatcat:bnyvmg4bbnc3nlb3d4teyhugqe