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Worker severely electrocuted in job site injury

Although accidents can occur in many lines of work, injuries are often most common at construction sites. Between the equipment that employees utilize, the heights they must climb to and the dangerous surroundings they typically work in, accidents occur on Tennessee construction job sites all too frequently. One recent job site injury at a construction site in another state sent a worker to the hospital.

The accident occurred at a mixed use construction project around 9:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. The construction worker, a 56-year-old man, was in the process of pouring concrete from the building's second level when the equipment that he was using connected with an electrical line. He received an electric shock and was burned as a result.

The worker was still conscious and alert when emergency crews responded. He was treated at the accident scene after a lift was used to lower him. He was then rushed to the intramural fields of State College, where he was airlifted to an unknown hospital in Pennsylvania. The authorities did not have knowledge of the extent or severity of the worker's injuries.

An individual who is injured on the job is typically entitled to submit a workers' compensation claim. Successfully navigated claims result in benefits that are awarded to recoup some of the financial losses that are typically incurred due to suffering a job site injury at a construction site, such as lost pay and medical bills. In the state of Tennessee, an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can help individuals with similar types of legal claims.

Source: centredaily.com, "Worker airlifted to hospital after electrical accident in downtown State College", Shawn Annarelli, Sept. 16, 2015

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