Employees on construction sites are routinely exposed to dangerous electrical equipment. Electrical hazards in the workplace can cause shocks, severe burns, and even electrocution when proper electrical safety precautions are not followed. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that construction workers are not exposed to dangerous or unsafe electrical equipment.

Most electrical accidents are the result of either unsafe equipment or instruments, an unsafe work environment or unsafe work practices.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposes strict guidelines that employers are required to follow to protect construction workers from electrical injuries. These standards apply to exposed or operating elements of an electrical installation including:

  • Lighting
  • Equipment
  • Motors
  • Machines
  • Appliances
  • Switches
  • Controls

OSHA requires employers to construct and install these operating elements in a way that will minimize workplace electrical dangers. It also requires that all electrical equipment be tested and certified by approved testing organizations before use in the workplace. Frequent safety testing is necessary in order to ensure that the voltage, capacity and approved uses of electrical equipment are clearly identified, as well as that the equipment is free from short circuits or unpermitted grounding.

If the owner of a construction site is negligent in obeying OSHA’s safety standards for electrical equipment, they risk jeopardizing the safety and health of their employees.

Employers have a responsibility to identify and address electrical hazards in the workplace in a timely manner. If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to an electrical accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Our staff has successfully represented clients in our entire service area including: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and the neighboring areas.  Contact the experienced New York and New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers at Fellows Hymowitz Rice to learn how we may be able to help protect your rights.

Construction Accident Claims are complex, but at Fellows Hymowitz Rice we will fight hard to secure the best possible outcome you and your family. We help people every day that are injured in Construction Accidents that were not their fault, and we can help you too.

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