Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that electrocution-related accidents take a high toll on U.S. Workers.
Local government employees who work on power lines averaged 78 days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014; this is almost double the next-highest total (40 days for construction laborers).
Every year, hundreds of Americans are killed and thousands injured due to electrical hazards. Among work-place causes of death, electrocution ranks sixth. For survivors and loved ones affected by electrocution-related accidents, life will never be the same.
To help increase safety and raise awareness about electrocution-related accidents, a new personal injury website has been launched.
To provide critical information for victims and their families, including:
- A resource center;
- Frequently asked questions;
- Legal rights;