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10
AUG
2015

Construction Worker Injured While Working On Powerlines

A construction worker was burned while he was working on a power line. The accident occurred at the Coral Ridge Country Club, which is located in in Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue arrived on the scene around 12:11 p.m. Timothy Heiser was one of the people who was called to the scene. He stated the worker was electrocuted, and his body was burned.

Florida Power and Light Company has stated that they were aware of the accident. They have also stated that they know the accident was serious. Bill Orlove, who is a spokesperson for the utility company. He stated that the worker was injured while he was replacing and upgrading equipment on the new poles.

The injured worker was taken to the Broward Health Medical Center. Heiser stated that the worker was talking and walking after he was exposed to the wires. Mastec was on site when the accident occurred. A representative for Mastec could not be reached.

The club lost power for a short period of time after the accident occurred. Mark Malkus, is a representative for Coral Ridge Country Club. He stated that even though the club lost power, the electrical work was not being done for the Coral Ridge Country Club. The club only lost power for one minute.

The worker in the aforementioned story will likely be able to get workers compensation since the injury occurred while he was working. People who are injured on the job often have to spend several weeks out of work. In some cases, people are not able to return to work.

However, workers compensation laws are a lot more complicated than many people realize. It may be hard to get your compensation. That is why it is best for you to call a Fort Lauderdale Workers Compensation Injury Lawyer.

A Coral Springs workers compensation lawyer has the skills and training necessary to handle these type of cases. If you are looking for an attorney, then you should contact Evan Ostfeld. He proudly represents people who have been injured on the job. He will work hard to make sure that you get compensation.

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