Worker Suffers Fire and Burn Injuries While Restoring Power In San Francisco Neighborhood

by Staff Blogger | January 20th, 2014

Workers in the utility industry face countless on-the-job dangers each day, but one of the industry’s greatest risks comes from the dangers of electrocution. Contact with high voltages of electricity can cause internal injuries, burns, and potentially death. The California Fire & Burn Injury Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers explain a San Francisco, California, worker recently suffered such injuries while responding to a power outage.

According to an article from ABC 7 News, the incident occurred just after 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. Reports indicate roughly 600 residences and businesses were without power when the victim responded to the scene and quickly began work on a transformer. While testing the unit though, the victim came into contact with a live wire and was electrocuted.

As a result of the incident, the victim suffered burns to his skin that required he be transported to a local trauma center for further treatment.

Incidents like this leave many workers wondering what they should do in the event they suffer a burn injury while on-the-job. Berg Injury Lawyers and their team of California Personal Injury Attorneys say a victim of such an accident should first seek the medical treatment they need. Then, they should collect evidence of the accident before contacting an attorney to further discuss their legal rights and options.