November 27, 2013
Americans workers each face certain risks and dangers associated with their jobs each day they work. One of the most common types of accidents is an employee coming into contact with dangerous objects or equipment on a job site. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 15 percent of all workplace fatalities that were recorded last year were the result of such accidents.
The Indiana Workers Compensation Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that more recently, a Terre Haute, Indiana, worker was left seriously injured as the result of coming into contact with a power line. Reports indicate the incident also knocked out power to roughly 800 local residences.
According to a story released by WIBQ News, the incident occurred this past Wednesday, November 20, at a home located near the corner of South 6th Street and Swan. The men were working to repair the roof of the residence with a lift bucket attached to a truck, when the lift came into contact with a power line running through the lot. The worker in the lift bucket was electrocuted and suffered serious burns to his shoulders and face. He was transported to a local trauma center, where he received treatment to his wounds.
The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult it can be to heal from injuries sustained on-the-job and would like to wish the injured worker a full recovery from his injuries.