In the rush to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, earlier this month, a New Jersey utility company worker suffered what has been described as a severe electric shock. The details of the accident are not clear. As a result of the accident, the utility company issued safety notices to all employees. *Source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/PSEG-new-jersey-power-company-utility-sandy-storm-outages-response-177125641.html
Electric Shock Accidents & Injury
Electric shock accidents often result in very serious injury. At even 5 Milliamperes (mA), involuntary reactions can result in a second, more serious injury. For instance, a worker who experiences a low level shock may lose their footing and fall from a roof. At higher mA, respiratory arrest and nerve damage can occur. At over 1,000 mAs, cardiac arrest and internal organ failure are likely. However, even at low voltage, when the extensor muscles contract, extended exposure to the electric circuit can result in death. Read about common OSHA violations leading to electric accidents at work.
Because of the often significant injuries which result from electric shock, it is important to have any electric shock accident investigated to determine liability of any and all parties. Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey law, those whose negligent actions contribute to the happening of an electric shock accident are liable to pay financial damages. Contact our Pennsylvania and New Jersey electric accident lawyers for a free consultation.
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PA & NJ Electric Shock Accident Lawyers
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