A recent Boston Globe article detailing injuries sustained by a Quincy, Massachusetts worker who had fallen after he was electrocuted and slipped should serve as a reminder to workers, job site inspectors, supervisors, and all, that workplace safety cannot be overlooked.
Unfortunately, accidents of this sort are not uncommon, in Massachusetts and nationwide. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution injuries were involved in 10% of construction site fatalities, and in a higher percentage of general accidents that occur at the workplace.
Many victims and their families have unfortunately experienced the devastating effects of an electrical accident injury or fatality. In nearly every neighborhood in Massachusetts and throughout the United States, there exists high voltage electricity. If a victim comes in contact with this electricity, death or severe electrical burns causing disfigurement and permanent disability can occur.