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Improper extension and flexible cords and the risk of electrical accidents

Posted on December 1, 2014 11:54 am under Construction Accident

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hundreds of workers die from electricity and electricity-related hazards across the country. In 2007 alone, 212 workers die from electrocution, 108 of whom are workers in construction sites.

One of the most common causes of electrical incidents at worksites is the improper use of flexible and extension cords. Due to normal wear and tear, extension wires can become exposed, thereby increasing the risk of workers contracting electrical current. In some instances, contractors and employers who find ways to cut operational expenses utilize cords that are not designed for this usage. Cords that are not designed for hard or extra-hard use, not equipped with strain relief, have been modified, or are not 3-wire type increase the risk of electrical accidents.

If you believe an employer in Wisconsin has caused you to suffer from an electrical accident while on duty, let an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® help you explore the possibility of seeking compensation from the damages you have incurred. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.