If proper precautions are not taken when working with electricity, and you suffer a shock, there is a possibility that the shock, if strong enough, can leave you permanently disfigured. In some cases, when the current is strong enough, there is a chance of death. The expert electrical shock accident lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have been serving our Massachusetts based clients for over a quarter of a century, helping our clients recover millions of dollars in damages for their personal injuries.
A Metro worker in Newcastle, England died after being electrocuted while working on overhead cables last week. He had suffered serious head injuries in a previous accident on the lines in 2002. John Bell was killed as he carried out maintenance work near South Gosforth, Newcastle. The 43year-old thought he was working on an isolated wire, but it was, in fact, still live. Mr. Bell is believed to have grabbed the electrical cable with both hands and died as a result of being electrocuted.
Mr. Bell, who had 16 years of experience, was part of a team carrying out pre-planned repairs and maintenance on the Metro system in South Gosforth on two separate dates. During the course of the work, one of two live overhead lines was supposed to be isolated and cut-off from the electrical supply. A dropper which connects those two wires together was broken and needed to be replaced.
If you or a loved one has been electrocuted due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant pecuniary damages. To discuss your potential electrical accident claim, and your possible recoverable damages, with an expert Boston electrocution and personal injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, please contact us by phone, 24/7, at 617-787-3700, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!