The Case of the Electrified Railing

The Case of the Electrified Railing

Cement worker suffers long-term debilitating injuries after receiving what appeared to be minor electric shock from an energized guardrail.

Like so many others before it, this case involved a host of unknowns — starting with an unsuspecting victim walking into what seemed like a typical job-site scenario until a hidden hazard made its abrupt entrance. Getting up and going to work as he’d done every other day of his adult life, the complainant was a hardworking 40-year-old man who did cement work for a living. He had never performed electrical work; his only connection to what happened that day was being in the wrong place a

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