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Man Killed in Tragic Accident at Sand Plant in Byron, Georgia

July 20, 2020

PEACH COUNTY, GA- writes that a man was killed in a workplace accident in Peach County, Georgia, this week. The victim, identified as a 60-year-old man, died in the mid-morning from electrocution-related injuries. The fatal incident occurred at the Atlanta Sand & Supply on Smith Road.*

Statistics indicate that most people killed in electrocution accidents work in construction. From 2003 through 2018, 54 percent of fatal electrocution incidents occurred within the construction industry. While the number of these deadly accidents dropped significantly since the early 2000s, between 2017 and 2018, fatal electrocution accidents jumped by eighteen percent. Still, in 2004, 254 people were killed by electrocution compared to 2018 when 160 people died. 

Almost one in ten electrocution injuries result in death. 

In many cases, these injuries and deaths occur because the employers are violating safety regulations. The two most frequently cited causes of accidents included “lockout/tagout” violations, failure to use personal protective gear. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that electrocution is one of the four leading causes of construction worker deaths. OSHA’s fatal four lead to nearly 600 deaths in the United States every year. The number one cause is falls, which caused 338 deaths in 2018. Accidents involving being struck by an object caused 112 fatalities, electrocutions led to 86, and caught-in/between incidents killed 55 people. 

OSHA has been working to reduce all types of workplace fatalities for the last 40 years. In that time period, the Administration has seen a decline from 38 worker fatalities per day to fourteen. 

When an employer violates an OSHA regulation, the consequences can include hefty fines amounting to tens of thousands of dollars.  

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