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Construction workers encounter many hazards on a day-to-day basis including the risk of electrocution. Electrical accidents can occur in a large variety of ways. For example, a construction worker may suffer an electrical injury when he mistakenly encounters a live wire while attempting to complete his routine work at a construction site. Similarly, a construction worker may suffer and electrocution injury while working in an area where he was thought the electricity was shut off, but it is still on. In any of these circumstances the injuries to the construction worker are often extremely serious and at times end up being fatal.
There are many safety regulations related to the electrical work that is performed at construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set these in the United States. OSHA’s electrical safety standards for the construction industry are laid out in 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K. Any violation of these safety standards may result in a claim of negligence by the employee against the injured worker’s employer, contractor, subcontractor and/or property owner. However, despite the federal safety regulations that are in place, electrocution has been found to be the second leading cause of fatalities at a construction site. The top four causes of death at a construction site are as follows: (1) falls; (2) electrocution; (3) worker struck by objects; and (4) worker caught in-between. If these top four causes of construction worker deaths were to be completely eliminated, there would be hundreds of lives saved per year.
Electrocution injuries can have a long lasting effect on the surviving injured worker. In severe cases, the physical injuries from the electrical accident can be permanently disabling. The injured worker may find out that as a result of the electrical accident he suffered a heart attack, serious burns, or nerve damage. Because of this, often times the injured construction worker will require extensive medical treatment and surgeries. In addition, to overcoming the physical and emotional pain and suffering, the injured worker will also be faced with whether or not he can return to work in the construction field. If he is unable to return to his prior work in the construction field, he may be left without any means of gainful employment. Because of this, if you have been injured, it is important to get an experienced construction site accident lawyer.
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Whether you or someone you know has suffered a serious personal injury from electrocution on a construction site or was killed as a result of electrocution or an electrical accident, the personal injury attorneys at Parker Scheer are here to provide you with experienced representation. Contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call us toll free at . If you need a personal injury lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.