Construction Worker Fatally Injured After Electrocution in BethesdaOctober 23, 2019
A construction worker became fatally injured after suffering from an electrocution at a Bethesda, Maryland construction site. The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, around 12:20 pm, when the construction worker and another colleague were shocked by a power line and fell into an eight-foot trench. One construction worker sustained fatal injuries while the other received treatment at a local hospital for his injuries. The Montgomery County police will conduct the investigation, and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) has been notified of the incident.
According to OSHA, electrocution remains one of the most dangerous work accidents and is classified as one of the “Fatal Four” on their list. Other hazardous accidents on the list include being struck by an object, falling, and getting caught in or between objects or equipment. Many of these incidents could be prevented if vital safeguards would be put in place at every construction site and guidelines regarding safety reinforced by those overseeing the work.
If you or someone you love became seriously injured in a construction accident while working, please call our Baltimore work injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at 800-547-4LAW (4529). Contact us online to arrange a free consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent victims of construction accidents in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.