A Shocking Fact About Construction Electrocutions

More than 250 construction workers were electrocuted between 2012 and 2016. That’s 250 too many. OSHA ranks it one of its “Fatal Four Hazards”, and it doesn’t just happen on big construction sites. In July 2018, a worker was electrocuted by a live wire inside a residential building in the Village near Washington Square. Every employer is required by law to take very specific obligations and precautions to keep workers safe when working around potential electrical hazards, to help keep workers safe around construction, repair, excavation or demolition areas. Employer Precautions Required by New York Labor Code § 23-1.13 Employers must: Determine voltage levels before work begins. Properly inv

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