Did you know that electrical accidents are the cause of 5-10% of traumatic work deaths, ranking fourth behind falls and punctures for workplace-related mortalities.
(From the ChicagoTribune.com)
A ComEd worker was injured in an electrical accident Thursday morning while working on an electrical pole in the Roseland neighborhood, officials said.
The 26-year-old man suffered second- and third-degree burns just before 11 a.m. near 111th Street and Vernon Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Cmdr. Curtis Hudson.
The man, a ComEd worker, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
ComEd released a short statement six hours after the incident:
"Earlier today there was an incident involving a ComEd worker who was performing overhead work in Chicago. We are working to understand what occurred and have ensured the area is safe," the statement read.
Even the most experienced electricians & workers are at risk when dealing with, or near, electricity.
Workplace electrical shocks can result in a variety of severe injuries.
Electrical accidents can result in severe heart injuries (including cardiac arrest), tissue degeneration, and severe burns.
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