Electrical hazards may abound at your workplace, hiding behind walls or even in plain sight. Harmful work environments like this led to 672 worker deaths in the U.S. in 2020, according to a recent article in Modern Diplomacy.
Common electrical hazards at work can range from the unseen to the unnoticed. These include exposed cables, faulty wiring, wiring chewed by rodents, damaged electrical equipment, improper grounding, dangerous overhead power lines, and replacement fuses. Hazards may even be found in unmaintained refrigerators or overloaded electrical sockets. Electrical cutting tools and the presence of electricity near water, such as in kitchens, may present further hazards.
Electrical hazards in the workplace can result in injuries ranging from burns to loss of muscle control and can even be fatal. If you have experienced an injury in the workplace in Pennsylvania, a skilled personal injury attorney can work to establish the cause and help you get recompense outside of workers’ compensation. Please reach out to us to discuss the details of the incident and see if we can help.