Electrocution (Construction Site)
When it comes to electrical injuries in the workplace, construction workers lead the way. Most electrocutions in the United States happen on construction sites. A majority of these incidents are caused by direct or indirect contact with live electrical equipment and wiring. This may include light fixtures, control panels, circuit breakers, and transformers. Temporary power is a major issue, with many of these violations occurring during renovation and new construction.
Many workplace fatalities are non-electrical workers, such as roofers, construction laborers, and service workers. This means that electrical safety training needs to extend to construction workers. Ideally, safety training should be available in multiple languages to address the significant number of Hispanic workers in the construction industry.
Electrocution is a serious issue in the construction industry. If your loved one was killed by an electrocution accident on a construction site, see how the Decatur personal injury lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell can help. We’ll help you obtain compensation for damages you and your loved one suffered.
The main cause of electrocution was contact with overhead or underground power lines. These deaths were the result of failure to de-energize or protect the power lines and failure to maintain minimum clearance distances from power lines. Lastly, another common cause of electrocution is the improper use or care of extension cords.
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Trenching and excavation work are routine procedures in the construction industry. However, that doesn’t mean that they are always done safely.
If you have been injured by trenches or excavation, your employer could be deemed negligent. The Decatur personal injury lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell can help you understand your legal options. Workers’ compensation may not be your only recourse. Schedule a free consultation with our office today by filling out the online form or calling (877) 215-6111.