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Electrical employee injured in work accident

When an electrical employee is hard at work, people's greatest concern may be the risk of electrocution. However, these types of workers in North Carolina often work at elevated heights, so the risk of falls may be just as serious. One electrical worker faced this type of work accident situation in another state recently while on the job.

In this case, the man was on the ladder connected to a utility pole at a building. All of a sudden, the pole broke. It appeared that the pole had rotted, according to crews in the area.

The worker ended up falling about 20 feet from the pole. The manager of the property where the incident occurred mentioned he was mowing the lawn when he saw the injured worker. If the property manager hadn't seen him at that time, the worker might not have lived.

The injured worker was transported to the hospital. He suffered serious injuries and didn't even know anything about himself when emergency crews arrived at the scene. The man was expected to survive the fall. These work accident situations can easily happen in North Carolina, despite a worker's efforts to be extra careful; this is why it is paramount that businesses in our state buy workers' compensation insurance for their employees. Those who are injured may legally seek to claim all benefits they are entitled to in our state, which can replace lost wages temporarily and allow the injured to get the medical attention deemed necessary in their unique cases.

Source:, "Electric worker falls 20 feet from pole", Bliss Bowman Wade, May 6, 2014

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