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Met-Ed Contract Worker Electrocuted and Killed in Lebanon County in Cornwall, Pennsylvania


Cornwall, Pa. — A communication contractor died after being electrocuted while installing fiber optic cable on a pole. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon in Lebanon County on the 500 block of Hemlock Lane in Cornwall Borough.

 The identity of the individual has not been disclosed.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on workplace accidents

Many workers risk their lives to bring us the accommodations and comforts we enjoy daily, like this worker who sadly died installing fiber optic cable. Employers must do more to protect their workers: the more dangerous the work, the more safety procedures they should have.

Several factors can lead to on-the-job electrocutions. OSHA emphasizes the importance of comprehensive training and strict enforcement of safe work habits to reduce these risks. Adhering to safety protocols, such as exercising caution around live wires, powering down equipment before maintenance, and maintaining tools and equipment properly, is essential to prevent similar incidents in the future. Were these safety protocols followed here?

Only a thorough investigation can determine whether the proper safety procedures were in place and whether everyone followed them. If negligence or wrongdoing is found, it is important that those who failed to keep the worker safe be held accountable.

May the surviving family find the answers they deserve.

 

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The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

 

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