Electrical Accidents on Construction Sites
By: David Cheverie
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrical accidents kill nearly 350 construction workers every year. Electrical accidents can occur due to a number of factors, including power line contact, loose connectors, steam accidents, old wiring, and electrical cords under carpeting. Electrical accident injuries can include burns and falls caused by contact with electrical energy. Injuries can also result from fires caused by electrical accidents. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that roughly 40,000 residential fires are caused by electrical accidents every year.
In certain trades, working with electrical current is unavoidable and necessary. There are specific OSHA guidelines that protect construction workers who perform work involving dangerous and hazardous situations. The New York State labor law also protects construction workers injured in electrical accidents. Unfortunately, many times these standards are not followed or are overlooked.
If you or someone you love is a victim of an electrical accident, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our experienced construction accident lawyers will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve following an electrical accident. Speak with one of our experienced attorneys today at (212) 779-0057.