Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Man Electrocuted at Work Dies

Construction workers need to be careful and protected when dealing with workplace hazards such as exposed electrical lines, as it can likely result in deaths. They must be equipped with proper training and safety equipments that would keep them away from harm.

Also, owners should make sure these power lines are secured and will not present immediate danger to anyone in the vicinity.

A 22-year-old man from Bakersfield recently died after being electrocuted along Imperial Street while on a hydraulic lift and photographing the construction of an office building. William Cantrell came into contact with an overhead power line and was electrocuted shortly after 4pm.

PG&E came and disconnected the power before Kern County firefighters were able to move the equipment and recover the body.

Power should be cut off immediately when someone gets electrocuted as this would stop the flow of electricity. It is important for everyone to know the dangers of these power lines carrying high voltage and keep distance from them.