Electrocution Accident on Construction Site Kills Man
On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, a man working on a construction site for a new home in Howard County was killed in an electrocution accident, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The worker, Emeterio Badillo Soto, 29, of Hyattsville, was carrying metal scaffolding at the site in the 9200 block of Furrow Avenue when it touched an electrical wire. Howard County Police reported that Howard County fire and rescue personnel responded and provided CPR, but the worker died at the scene.
Electrocution Injury is Leading Cause of Construction Injuries and Deaths
The second leading cause of worker deaths on construction sites is electrocution accidents, according to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An electrocution injury is a horrific way to die. Even workers who survive may suffer horribly painful injuries, often resulting in terrible disfigurement.
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In one case successfully handled by Mr. Smith, an electrician was assisting a master electrician working on high voltage equipment. The master electrician decided not to de-energize the electricity, and placed a wrench on the electrical panel. When he turned the wrench, it contacted the adjacent connection, causing a large electrical arc. The electrical bolt killed the master electrician, and seriously injured his assistant standing nearby. The injured assistant was taken to a regional burn center with terrible and painful burns over most of his body. Mr. Smith successfully obtained a six figure recovery for the injured worker.
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Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in electrocution accidents and other cases — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.
Maryland Electrocution Accident Attorney
If an electrocution accident has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member in Baltimore, or anywhere in Maryland, you need an electrocution accident lawyer and wrongful death attorney. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragedy, and help you obtain justice and closure.