In a 2007 report by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), only about 8% of the total labor force in the country work for the construction industry. However, 44% of the overall workplace-related fatalities in the country have been associated with this industry.
Among the nation’s most common causes of workplace death are electrical incidents, resulting in 4,000 injuries and 300 deaths in the country every year. According to the NIOSH, electrical hazards rank first among the common causes of deaths in the construction sector. In fact, data from 2003 to 2007 revealed 52% of all workplace deaths associated with electrical hazards were recorded in the construction industry alone.
Construction laborers, painters, roofers, carpenters, electricians, installation crews, and repair professionals are just some of the many construction staff most vulnerable to electrical hazards. If you have suffered from an electrical incident at a construction site in New York, a lawyer at the Hach & Rose, LLP, may be willing to help you in your pursuit of financial compensation. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about your eligibility for such an action.