It was recently reported that a construction accident left two individuals seriously injured in Georgia. Reports stated that the injured workers were carrying out tasks at a construction site. While working on an unfinished home, a crane was being utilized to haul wooden trusses to the top of the house. At some point, the crane came too close to an electrical wire and caused an arc of electricity.
One worker had been holding ropes attached the crane at the time of the incident. When the electricity hit the crane, it traveled through the rope and caused the worker to be electrocuted. He suffered severe injuries, including thermal burns, and was airlifted from the scene for treatment.
The second worker was injured was on the ground at the time of the incident. The trusses that were being hauled when the arc of electricity occurred fell from the crane, injuring the worker. He was also airlifted from the scene due to the serious injuries he suffered. The crane operator did not suffer any injuries in the incident. The accident and site was investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The injured workers in this Georgia construction accident undoubtedly have difficult times ahead as they work to recover from their injuries. Because such incidents can also cause financial strain, information on workers’ compensation benefits may be useful to them. In order to determine their options and ensure that their cases are treated in the proper manner, these individuals may wish to consider speaking with experienced attorneys.
Source: fox5atlanta.com, “Two workers badly injured in Forsyth County construction accident”, Oct. 12, 2016