Is your construction site free of these electrocution hazards?

If you recently suffered a workplace accident, you may want to look into ways to prevent another one from happening in the future. As a construction worker, you likely already know your workplace has plenty of hazards. What do you know about electrocution hazards?

The CDC explores common causes of electrical fatalities. Educate yourself on those hazards and how you can avoid them.

Causes

Both direct and indirect contact with junction boxes, light fixtures, transformers and other live electrical wiring and equipment are reasons for electrical worker electrical deaths on construction sites. Workers who do not specialize in electrical components become electrocution victims by touching improperly protected or energized underground and overhead power lines.

Language barriers may contribute to electrocution injuries and injuries. That is why workers must receive training materials in their native language.

Prevention methods

Proper training is one of the most effective ways to avoid electrocution deaths and hazards. Construction site managers must adhere to the latest OSHA regulations and rules. All construction contractors working a site need proper training, and the same applies to any subcontractors they hire. Electrical equipment requires adequate insulation and grounding. All workers on site must know the location of under and overhead power lines, and site managers should contact local utility companies to de-energize overhead power lines when possible. Otherwise, maintaining a proper distance from power lines helps avoid injuries.

Do you think an electrical hazard played a part in your recent injury? Use the above information to determine the total extent of your case to protect your rights and get the full compensation you deserve.