As reported in Philly.com, a 27-year-old man was reported in critical condition after being shocked by an electrical wire, then falling off a three-story scaffold in the city’s Kensington section this morning, according to a Fire Department spokesman.
Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, P.C. (SMB) commented on the legal and safety-related issues raised by today’s accident:
“Scaffolding and electrical accidents are among the most-common dangers for construction workers. All too often, we have seen workers injured and killed as the result of working at great heights around high-voltage wires. Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendesky has litigated numerous scaffolding and electrical-accident lawsuits, and are available to help the injured and their families.”
Mongeluzzi leads the team of attorneys at SMB that regularly represents victims of catastrophic work site accidents, including construction incidents. As part of this practice, SMB’s litigators have handled numerous cases involving scaffolding and electricity accidents. According to Mongeluzzi, investigators will be exploring whether safety guidelines and best practices were followed at this job site.