2 Construction Workers Electrocuted While Using Crane Near Wixom Lake
Attorney Analysis: In the second part of this story, construction injury lawyer Laurence Banville discusses financial compensation for construction injuries.
Two construction workers were electrocuted when the crane they were operating struck power lines at a job site near Wixom Lake on Wednesday, May 27.
A Michigan State Police trooper and a firefighter, along with three other construction workers, worked together to help save one of the injured men’s lives.
According to the police, the crane struck 14,400-volt electrical lines at around 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday. Two workers were electrically shocked, and one of them went into cardiac arrest.
Trooper Christopher Kustra arrived to fine Beaverton firefighter Dean Matthews and three other workers performing CPR on that worker. Kustra then used his automatic external defibrillator to shock the victim’s heart, which helped it to start beating again.
The worker also started breathing again after receiving the shock.
Both workers were hospitalized and were listed in stable condition as of Thursday.
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What Financial Compensation Can You Get For a Construction Work Injury?
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville represents injured construction workers and helps them secure the full financial compensation to which they are entitled. Laurence has offered to add some commentary on the financial compensation options available for construction site injuries:
When an on-the-job injury leaves a construction worker unable to return to work, it’s important that they are aware of their options for financial support. Most construction work injuries are covered by worker’s compensation. However, construction work injury cases are more complex than some other types of work injuries. In some cases, injured workers may also have grounds for a lawsuit against a negligent third party.
For example, a property owner could be held liable if workers were injured due to an unsafe condition at the property.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working in construction, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced construction injury lawyers.
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