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Line worker suffers severe electrocution while working on powerlines
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A line worker suffered severe electrocution after an electrical shock while working on powerlines Monday afternoon.
OKCFOX reported the worker was from Iowa and working with MidAmerican Energy Company. The incident occurred near the intersection of 21st Street and Ross Avenue.
No further information is known about the line worker’s condition but updates will be made as they become available.
Construction sites are notorious for their high rates of work-related injuries. Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers.
Unfortunately, people do not always behave responsibly, even in dangerous circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury on or near a construction site, you may be able to win compensation from the party responsible. To learn about your legal options, call an Oklahoma City construction injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm at (405) 259-1948.
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