26 Year-Old Victim Suffered Second- And Third-Degree Burns To Half His Body
The incident took place the morning of Thursday, October 17th east of Watson on Yuma Rd at the site of a future self-storage facility.
The Buckeye Fire Department reported that the man was working on an elevated scissor lift under some high-voltage wires when he came into contact with them. The extreme current caused significant burns of varying extents throughout his entire body.
Emergency responders treated the man at the scene and subsequently transported him to a local burn center. No additional updates have been released regarding his condition.
The incident was investigated by local authorities and is likely to be addressed by OSHA as well.
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A regular contributor to TLH and experienced attorney at BanvilleLaw.com, Laurence Banville had the following information to share with victims of grave injuries in construction accidents:
“Most people don’t realize how critical the job of construction workers is. Indeed, these brave men and women are the ones who design, build, and maintain the infrastructure that keeps entire cities alive and well.
Unfortunately construction jobs also come with a significant amount of risk for those who toil on construction sites day-in and day-out.
This is due to the extreme nature of the work, which itself often involves using and being close to powerful tools, heavy machinery, electric currents and other hazards. Nevertheless, the fact that construction work is dangerous does not entail that an injured worker should not receive benefits; one could even argue that they deserve them more because of this fact.
State law protects all employees, including those on construction sites, from having to pay medical expenses resulting from a workplace injury. The victims just have to file a claim and, once accepted, begin receiving benefits.
Of course, the process is not as simple as that. And if any form is filed incorrectly, there’s a possibility that benefits may be reduced or even denied.
This is where an experienced construction injury attorney comes in. A legal representative is familiar with all of the regulations and the claims process itself, and can handle all the work while victims concentrate on recovery. If victims are wondering about all of their legal options after a construction injury, contacting an attorney is an important option to consider.”
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