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Worker in South Carolina Dies in Electrical Accident in South Carolina

February 26, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA- writes that a 52-year-old man died in a workplace accident in South Carolina. The Oconee County Coroner reported that the cause of death was an electrical injury.*

Reports indicate that the victim injured his hands and then went into cardiac arrest and collapsed onto the ground. Co-workers attempted to revive the victim, as did first responders, but the man was declared dead at the scene. The facility located at the site of the incident manufactures electric meters. The company stated that they are devastated by the loss of their worker. The victim was considered hardworking and dedicated. Prior to his death, the man was a nine-year employee and a senior technician. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating the incident. The employer stated that they would work closely with OSHA and the government investigation to learn what caused the fatal accident. 

According to OSHA, electrocutions are a common cause of work-related deaths. OSHA lists electrocution as one of the so-called “Fatal Four” causes of construction worker deaths. The Fatal Four are the top causes of deadly incidents, and OSHA stated that by eliminating those causes of deaths, hundreds of workers' lives would be saved each year. 

Worker fatalities have declined significantly since OSHA started monitoring work-place safety. Still, about fourteen people die in workplace accidents every day in the United States. When OSHA began, the numbers were significantly higher. In 1970, 38 people lost their lives on the job each day. When the administration investigates workplaces, they often find safety violations. By following safety protocols, companies could avoid many deadly incidents that take place at work sites. 

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