If you are a NJ utility worker, you know all about working in dangerous environments. When an emergency or natural disaster happens, you arrive during or shortly after the devastation. As you work to clean up or restore utilities, you are exposed to various hazards that put you at risk for serious NJ work injury. Some of these hazards include:

  • Electrocution from live wires

  • Falls from heights

  • Being struck or crushed by falling objects

  • Car accidents while responding to emergencies

  • Burns from fires caused by live wires or equipment failure

Under these unsafe conditions, workers must be extra cautious in order to avoid on-the-job injuries. Here are 3 things to keep in mind that can keep you safe at work:

  1. Stay clear of any downed or damaged power lines. Establish a safe distance from the lines and report the incident to the person in charge. Only properly-trained electrical utility workers should handle damaged power lines.

  2. Assess the hazards first. Don't do anything until you've identified all of the hazards. This will help avoid making the situation worse.

  3. Follow safety procedures and use the right equipment. Even if you don't think it's always necessary, take every step to protect yourself. Don't take any chances.

If you were hurt in a New Jersey work accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. At the law office of Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., we assist injured utility workers, carpenters, electricians, and other skilled tradesmen in NJ workers' compensation claims. Mr. Ricciardelli has 20 years of experience protecting the rights of injured utility workers. He will argue on your behalf and fight to get you the benefits you and your family need. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at 973-285-1100 or fill out the contact form on this page.

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