Loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences of life. Accidental deaths are all the more upsetting. Because of this, keeping in mind the safety of their workers and staff, company owners and employers put into practice various safety rules and policies to avoid workplace injuries or accidents. However, regardless of all of these warnings and safety cautions, sometimes accidents cannot be prevented.
While it is accurate to say that workplaces in general are much safer than they used to be, some hazards never go away. One of the most dangerous and deadly on-the-job hazards continues to be electrocution. According to The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), contact with or exposure to electricity was the sixth leading cause of workplace deaths between 2003 and 2017. And of all electrical injuries suffered during that time, just over half (54 percent) involved workers in the construction industry.