Worker Seriously Injured in Electrical Accident at TN Construction Site

by mdp | January 21st, 2013

emergencyA construction worker suffered significant injuries late last month in an electrical accident at a Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) construction site near the University of Tennessee campus. According to Knoxville Fire Department Captain Brent Seymour, the severely injured construction worker was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center with apparent life-threatening injuries following the electrical accident. If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident in Tennessee, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options and ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve for your work-related injuries.

Investigating Cause of Work Site Accident

Following the devastating Tennessee electrical accident, which occurred at a construction site off Neyland Drive and along Fort Loudoun Lake around 12:15 pm, industrial investigators were trying to determine how the worker sustained a severe shock while working at the construction site. In a written statement to the injured worker and his family, employer W&O Construction Co. Inc. wrote, “KUB employees send their thoughts and prayers to the W&O employee and his family. KUB will work with the contractor to conduct a thorough review of the accident and will cooperate with authorities in any other inquiries.”

Risk of Construction Site Injuries and Fatalities

Due to the inherently hazardous nature of the construction industry, construction workers face a risk of fatal workplace accidents – including electrical accidents, falls, crane accidents and more – on a daily basis. Because of these risks, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established specific guidelines for making construction sites a safe place for workers to carry out their duties. However, when an employer or supervisor fails to take the proper precautions to protect the safety of construction workers, the consequences can be deadly.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today

The unfortunate truth is that potentially life-threatening construction accidents such as this one are not uncommon in Tennessee and across the United States. In fact, construction site accidents account for roughly 20% of all workplace fatalities and hundreds of thousands of on the job injuries throughout the country. If you have suffered major injuries in a construction accident in Tennessee, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our reputable lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates as soon as possible. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience helping injured workers in TN pursue the benefits they are entitled to, and will work diligently to help you seek fair and timely reimbursement for your on the job injuries.