The Bronx Electrocution Accident Attorney
Electrocution accidents happen every day in the New York City. At the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel, we understand just how dangerous electricity in the workplace can be. OSHA data from 2011 show that fatal electrocution accidents in New York City accounted for 9 percent of workplace deaths making these types of accidents the fourth most deadly citywide.
Manhattan Electrocution Accidents Risk Factors
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel know that the most common risk factors for electrocution accidents in the workplace include:
- Broken equipment or tools
- Overhead/buried power lines
- Electrified surfaces
- High voltage circuits
Something as simple as failing to check a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet monthly (as recommended) could result in a fatal or near-fatal electrocution accident, as could using older power tools with metal housings and frayed internal wiring.
Brooklyn Construction Workers At Risk For Fatal Electrocution Accidents
The majority of job-related electrocution accidents in New York occur within the construction industry. Unfortunately, most of these involve fatalities, leaving grieving family members struggling to survive emotionally and financially. Indeed, OSHA data collected from construction worker injury reports show that while electrocution accidents accounted for 9 percent of all fatal accidents in 2005, similar nonfatal incidents accounted for less than 1 percent. That means electrocuted workers are over nine times more likely to succumb to their injuries.
And safety training is no substitute for experience! NIOSH data show that 80% of victims had some sort of electrical safety training but a full 40 percent had been on the job for less than a year.
New York Electrocution Accident Attorney
If you or a family member has been the victim of an electrocution accident in New York (no matter how severe your injuries were) your best defense is to contact the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel. Our experienced attorneys have been successfully handling workplace injury, construction accident and personal injury cases for over 25 years.