Posted On: October 8, 2009 by Breyer Law Offices

Workers Electrocuted at Phoenix Construction Site

Electrocution is a common occurrence in construction sites and a leading cause of construction site accidents in Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona and the United States. Sometimes these construction site accidents occur as a result of the workers' error, but often these electrocutions, which can sometimes be fatal, also occur as a result of someone else's negligence.

According to a recent news report, two construction workers are in the hospital after they were shocked at a Phoenix work site. Fire officials say one of the men was in a 35-foot deep trench and was using a radio to give directions to a crane operator who was lowering a load into the trench. Both workers were shocked when the load swung into some power lines. The man who was operating the crane suffered several second- and third-degree burns. The man, who was working in the trench, also sustained injuries, but they were not as severe. Both were transported to an area hospital.

In Arizona construction site accidents, it is very important to conduct a thorough investigation and determine how or why the workplace accident occurred. The following questions are also critical to any construction accident investigation. Did the accident occur as a result of the workers' error? Did it happen because they did not receive sufficient training to do the job? Was the site properly secured? Did someone else's negligence cause the accident? These are questions that usually need to be answered in any construction accident case.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Arizona electrocution accident, please call an experienced and skilled Phoenix electrocution accident lawyer at Breyer Law Offices P.C. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have helped many clients who have been seriously injured or disabled in construction accidents. Please call us today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.