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According to the Department of Labor, electrocutions are a very common cause of death amongst construction workers. Anytime a person or piece of equipment comes into contact with a power line there is the potential for an electrocution fatality and/or bodily injury in the form of electrical burns.
Preventing Electrocution Accidents
Employers and workers can avoid construction accidents by developing strong safety guidelines and making sure that all workers are trained in workplace safety. It is also important to train workers about power lines so that they understand how to assess the risk of electrocution accidents. Power lines may also be insulated or de-energized in order to reduce the risk of electrocution. Finally, federal law requires equipment operators to keep at least ten feet of distance between their equipment and power lines.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you have been injured in a construction accident, and you believe it is the fault of your employer or another party, contact an attorney. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recover for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly even punitive damages. Remember that there are deadlines established in the law, so contact an attorney before it is too late.
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Last Modified: 01-17-2013 04:07 PM PST
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