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1 800 HURT 511

The Sanders Law Firm

Electrical Accidents

Workplace safety should be a priority for all employers. However, there are employers who do not closely follow standard safety regulations, putting their employees at risk for injury. Workplace safety should be a priority for all employers. However, there are employers who do not closely follow standard safety regulations, putting their employees at risk for injury.

Employers have the responsibility to ensure that their workplace and its surroundings are safe and hazard-free. However, there are employers who do not adhere to the OSHA safety regulations. There are thousands of electricians working every day on various electrical systems – repairing or replacing old wiring, installing new wiring, and replacing other electrical transmission equipment.

Most of these jobs are completed without incident; however, approximately 9% of electrical jobs result in some injury to the worker. OSHA lists electrical injuries among the ‘fatal four’ construction injuries. The yearly inspection of workplaces has found that the non-compliance of electrical safety regulations is the most common problem resulting in electrical accidents.

Many employers and employees believe that electricians who work on electrical power lines, tree trimmers, landscapers, welders, construction site workers, and people working below overhead power lines are the most susceptible to electrical accidents. However, any worker working with electrical machinery is at risk for injury if safety regulations are not followed. For example, machines kept in damp locations and loose or damaged power cords are violations of safety regulations.

When a job requires a worker to repair electrical equipment, it is the employer’s duty to ensure that the power to the equipment is disconnected. There have been scenarios when an employee has turned on power to the equipment that another employee has been working on, thus causing an injury, even fatal at times. This can be avoided if the employer puts on a ‘do not switch on’ warning sign on the power

For more information and enhance your company’s fall protection program this spring and summer contact HURT-511 and our personal injury lawyers help injured workers recover the benefits to which they are entitled by law. For a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, call us toll-free at 800-4878-511 or complete our online form. Our firm handles accident and injury claims throughout all five boroughs of New York.

HURT-511 operates in all boroughs of New York including all Bronx neighborhoods, namely: Bedford Park, Belmont, Fordham, Highbridge, Hunts Point, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Morris Park, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Parkchester, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Throgs Neck, University Heights and Woodlawn.

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