When doing construction work, electric tools and equipment should be used in a manner for which they are designed. In some instances, however, lack of proper equipment forces construction workers to modify their uses and utilize them in a way that would make their safety features unreliable.
Employers who want to speed up a project or cut expenses may be unwilling to replace electrical equipment in poor condition, or to buy appropriate electrical tools needed for certain tasks. As such, workers are strained to modify the equipment or its use in order to finish the tasks. It may include fabricating or altering cords (removing ground prongs etc.), using unmatched circuit breakers, using outdoor equipment indoors, and using mounted receptacle boxes as receptacles of an extension cord.
Electrical hazards pose serious harm, and can sometimes be fatal. If you believe an electrical accident would not have happened if the employer had not been negligent, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss a wide range of legal options you may take. Call our offices in Wisconsin at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your situation.