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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Worker’s Electrocution

Nebraska’s York News-Times reports representatives of a 23-year-old York man’s estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming his work-related death by electrocution on August 21, 2009 was preventable.

The young man was employed by Crane Grain Services LLC when he was injured and later died.  According to the suit, an improperly wired flexible cord was being used at the time and the company used damaged ladders and did not train workers on ladder use.

The petition alleges Nebraskaland Electric “failed to provide a 240 GFCI receptacle outlet, failed to provide adequate electrical safety testing, inspecting and supervision for all electrical cords and components attached to the electrical power and failed to remove all unsafe electrical equipment attached to the power source” following electrical work they did at the site.

The estate is seeking damages “for the exclusive benefit” of the deceased man’s young son who has suffered general damages for loss of services, comfort, companionship and financial support.

Following the sudden and unnecessary loss of a loved one, families are expected to move quickly to pursue legal action against those responsible because a cause of action for wrongful death must be filed within 2 years of the date of death.  An experienced attorney is essential to getting the best verdict and settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit.  Contact our experienced attorneys at Munley, Munley, & Cartwright for a free consultation throughout the state of Pennsylvania, by submitting our online form or by calling us at:1-800-318-LAW1.

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