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Texas Worker Dies At Sundown School

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Destiny Baker2 years ago

A contractor was fatally electrocuted while working at a Sundown, Texas school Wednesday morning.

About the Sundown Accident

According to The Monitor, the contractor was working on a light pole outside of the school when he was electrocuted. The man was then rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The superintendent for the Sundown Independent School District stated that no students witnessed the accident.

The man has not yet been identified. Authorities are investigating the accident.

Workplace Injury Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,405 workers were killed on the job in 2013. This averages to about 85 deaths per week or more than 12 deaths every day.
  • 3,929 worker fatalities occurred in the private industry with 796 occurring in construction.
  • The leading causes of death for construction workers in 2013 were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocution
    • Caught-in/between

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