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Electrical hazards at construction sites

On Behalf of | Jun 25, 2017 | Construction Accidents |

While many construction workers in Ohio are aware of the dangers that falls present, you may not realize how serious electrical hazards can be at work sites. The truth is that deaths and injuries caused by electricity can occur in almost any workplace, but are more likely to occur around construction activity. We at Mezibov Butler are not only committed to helping you in case of an accident, but also educating you on the dangers so that you can avoid serious injuries.

 

According to ConstructionSafetyTraining.com, electricians may be more at risk than other laborers, but almost any worker on a construction site has the chance of coming in contact with an electrical hazard. Overhead power lines are one of the most common causes, since workers moving equipment or riding in vehicles beneath them may be unaware of their presence and come in contact with them.

 

Extension cords can also present a substantial risk. In some cases, you may have modified or altered the cord to fit your needs, but doing so can create an electrical hazard. Another dangerous situation created by power cords can occur when the environment becomes wet for any reason.

 

There are other sources of electricity, such as bare wires and other live parts, that you can easily come in contact with. Sometimes these situations are created by damage to wires, tools and equipment, but there are other situations in which you may come in contact with live parts. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.