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The Center to Protect Workers' Rights reports about 140 construction workers are killed by electricity every year. More than 90 of them are not electricians. Studies of data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics identify these leading electrocution dangers:
- Overhead power line contact
- Contact with live wires, transformers or energized equipment
- Contact with faulty machines, tools or fixtures
Overhead power lines pose the greatest electrocution threat to construction workers. OSHA data from 1996 reveal that 42 percent of the electrocution fatalities resulted from contact with overhead power lines. This often results from cranes, scaffolds or ladders coming in contact with power lines during normal construction activities. Published in the November/December 2001 issue of Contractor Tools and Supplies magazine.
CASE RESULT – A man working on a construction site sustained critical personal injuries as a result of contact with low electrical wires not in accordance with code. After a long battle in the intensive care burn unit the man lost his life; he left behind a wife and ten children. Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. helped successfully recover for the family of the deceased $5.2 million.
Electrical injuries can be caused by a variety of things. Some personal injuries or wrongful death incidents occur because of electrical activities on the property or because of dangerous conditions created by electrical hazards. Another factor to consider when searching for liability includes the injured person’s status (invitee, licensee, or trespasser) on the premises. When recovery is possible, liability for personal injuries or wrongful death may fall upon one or several individuals. Some potentially liable individuals or entities include:
- Home Owners
- Electrical Companies
- Business Lessees
- Property Management Firms
- City employees
- Construction Companies
- Worksite managers, etc.
The duties of these individuals or entities may be imposed by the common law, statute, or ordinance and their duties vary according to their relation to the injured person. Thorough investigation into the events and circumstances surrounding a personal injury or wrongful death caused by electricity is needed to ensure your rights are protected and that the proper parties are held accountable for their actions.
Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy, P.C. has successfully recovered for clients who have suffered electrical injuries or wrongful deaths. Our experienced team of legal professionals is ready to help you!
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