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Electrical Accidents

NYC Utility Workers Face Numerous Daily Hazards

Whether working directly on building construction sites or adjacent to them, utility workers must exercise great caution when carrying out various tasks. In fact, many of these contractors and subcontractors work directly with electricity – or around natural gas and various toxic chemicals. Other utility workers handle water mains or underground communication infrastructures that involve radio and microwave equipment. On most days, New York City utility workers are either installing new equipment, replacing older materials and wiring, performing routine maintenance tasks – or conducting safety checks as they search for weaknesses or flaws in various systems. To provide a better understanding of...

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Electrical Accident Attorneys Discuss Equipment Touching Power Lines

Too often, construction equipment comes in contact with electrical lines, and powerful electrical currents pass through metal components to workers explains NYC electrical accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. When this happens, electrical injuries or fatal electrocutions may occur. Tires Explode Electricity's power was dramatically illustrated during an explosive incident that happened on Tuesday, May 30. According to the Ionia Department of Public Safety, a Michigan construction accident occurred at about 1 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Washington. Wood TV, a local media outlet, reported that the accident involved a truck used to haul gravel. When the driver raised...

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NYC Construction Accident Lawyer Discusses Electrocutions & Handling of Hazardous Energy

Although falls account for the largest number of major construction site injuries and deaths, close to 10% (about 8.6% in 2015) of them occur while someone is working with electricity or other hazardous energy explains Arkady Frekhtman, a NYC construction accident lawyer. Many dangerous assignments are tied to lockout-tagout (LOTO) tasks – they are performed to try and protect workers from sudden surges of power being emitted by machines or various sources of electrical (or other) forms of energy. One older, long-term study states that electrocutions are the fourth major cause of death among construction workers. Depending on the precise tasks...

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New York Work Accident Lawyers Discuss Workplace Dangers: Electrical Hazards & Electrocutions

Far too often, busy workers suffer serious injuries while handling electrical tasks. Electrocutions occur when people are exposed to lethal doses of electricity. One study completed for the U. S. Department of Labor stated that electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of death in construction work – responsible for nine percent (9%) of all construction worker deaths. Other electrical injury hazards include: shocks, burns, arc flashes/arc blasts, fires, and explosions. Burns are perhaps the best-known and most common types of shock-related injuries. The three main types of burns suffered while working with electricity are thermal contact, arc/flash, and electrical. A shock injury...

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Electrocution Accident Attorneys Discuss the Danger of Electricity

It's often said that amps kill, not volts. However, this is an oversimplification. Other factors play an important role. For example, high amperage current flowing through your foot into the ground can damage your foot without killing you explains a NYC electrocution accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm. On the other hand, a relatively low amperage current that interferes with heart function can cause a cardiac arrest. Clearly, the pathway taken by electricity through the body matters. Voltage also plays an important role. Voltage is the driving force that pushes amperage through your body. While a thick piece of wood will...

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Electrical Accident Attorneys Discuss Construction Work Site Electrocution Dangers

Electrocution accidents can cause severe injuries explain NYC electrical accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. If you or someone in your family has been a victim of an electrocution accident, you may already be aware of the serious health issues that can result. Survivors of electrocution accidents may suffer from any of the following conditions: Brain damage, including memory loss. Loss of vision or hearing Cardiac arrest and damage to the heart Damage to nerves and tissue Broken bones from being thrown or falling off a ladder Breathing problems In some cases, these conditions will last for a long time. Long-term health problems mean...

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