A contractor was killed last month after he was working on an electrical pole at a rail yard in the town of Corning, New York. According to reports, the individual was working on the pole just before 4:00 p.m. when he came into contact with a charged power line. As a result, the power line electrocuted him, and the man fell to the ground. Emergency rescue crews rushed to the scene, but were saddened to announce that the man was dead when he arrived.
The body was transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The New York State Police and the Rural Metro Ambulance, Corning Police Department, New York State Electric and Gas, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Corning Fire Department all came together to investigate the scene and see what can be done to reduce the possibility of another electrocution like this in the future.
If you have been injured doing electrical work because of an electrocution, then you may be able to seek compensation. You will want to discuss your case with an attorney at Kirk & Teff, LLP today if you are curious as to how you can get the financial reimbursement that you deserve. If you were severely injured and have become disabled as a result of the electrocution, then you may even qualify for long-term worker's compensation.
This will depend on your employer's role in your accident. For example, if you were not given the personal protective equipment necessary to keep you safe on the job, or were not given the training required to do your job correctly, then you will want to explain these things to your attorney and see if the facts can benefit you in your case. An Albany workers' comp lawyer at the firm will be able to help you look through the aspects and components of your case and see whether or not you qualify for a significant amount of compensation.