South Windsor Electrician Killed on the Job
An electrician in South Windsor, Connecticut died after falling on live electrical wires as he was working at an indoor arcade.
About the South Windsor Accident
According to reports from the San Antonio Express-News, the man died as he was removing light fixtures at the Nomads Adventure Quest arcade on Tuesday.
Preliminary reports indicate the man fell from a platform and grabbed the live wires – workers at the scene thought that the power was off in the building.
Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.
Workplace Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 4,585 workers were killed in work related accidents in 2013.
- 4,101 of those deaths occurred in private industry and 828 were linked to construction.
- The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were:
- Struck by Object