On average, 289 workers are killed each year on construction sites as a result of electrical hazards. Construction workers are often exposed to electrical current as they install electrical systems for the major appliances that require high voltage on the work site. A significant number of these fatal accidents are caused by inadvertent contact with overhead energized power lines. Crane and other heavy equipment operators are especially in danger when working near power lines. Other examples of construction accidents resulting from electrical current are those caused by improperly grounded electrical tools, inadequate or frayed wiring (including extension cords) and temporary electrical wiring.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an electrical accident on a construction site, contact the Philadelphia accident lawyers at Sheridan & Murray. They can investigate the most appropriate means of protecting your rights. Our legal review is free and there is no commitment.