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High Percentage of Electrocution Accidents in New York City's Construction Industry

New figures released by the United States' Bureau of Labor Statistics show that construction workers bear the brunt of the vast majority of on-the-job electrocutions. While the overall risk of being electrocuted on a job site is lower than some of the other hazards on OSHA's "Fatal Four" list, the risk is very real. Indeed, over 70% of these types of on-the-job electrocution accidents in New York are within the construction industry.

Electrocution Accident in New York Leaves Construction Worker Seriously Injured

A construction worker was seriously injured in an electrocution accident in Manhattan. The man was working at an apartment building under construction on Cherry Street when faulty wiring gave him a massive shock. FDNY first responders rushed to the scene and whisked the victim to a nearby hospital. He reportedly suffered severe burns to his hands, arms, neck, and head.

'Freak' Electrocution Accidents Claim Lives

Electrocution accidents in New York often only make the news when they involve subway workers such as the incident that claimed the life of an MTA worker in 2010 when he slipped and fell onto the third rail. However, electrocution is one of OSHA's Fatal Four-the four most deadly construction accidents in the workplace. A sad truth that the family of Ed Bradley came face to face with in March of 2012.

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