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Worker Hit With Electric Shock After Striking Power Line

Electrical accidents are the cause of 5-10% of traumatic work deaths, ranking fourth behind falls and punctures for workplace-related mortalities. 


An electrical accident injured a worker Monday morning at the HERE Kansas construction site near Kansas University's Memorial Stadium, investigators say.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief James King said that around 8:15 a.m. Monday a boom truck being used to lift materials at the site came too close to overhead power lines, shocking the truck operator as a result.

The injured worker was transported to an area hospital, but King could not say which hospital or provide a condition update.

Injuries suffered through electrical accidents can have long-lasting effects. Not only should physical injuries be considered...but longer-impacting mental and emotional issues should be considered when determining the worker's proper compensation.

Many electrical workers who have been shocked or injured while on the job find that they lack total confidence in being able to do their job properly...this is why when determining proper and rightful compensation, it's important to focus on the long-term, as well as the short-term.

We are here to help...and Eric, Randy, and Sarah are ready get your rightful compensation. Call us at 515-225-4485, or vist us online at

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