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Utility workers electrocuted in New York accident

There are many New City area residents who are utility employees. These are good paying jobs that can support a family. Most of the time utility workers are safe on the job, but occasionally a serious accident occurs. These accidents can occur at any time and can affect a family for many years.

A tragic accident recently occurred in Orange County. Two utility workers were on a routine inspection of power poles in Orange County when they were electrocuted. The men were on a rural road in Warwick inspecting guy-wires that hold up electric poles. Somehow the guy wires became electrified and the men were electrocuted. A small brush fire started around the power pole and the ATV the men were riding was destroyed as well. The utilities company and the state's Public Service Commission are investigating the accident and what led to it occurring.

No one expects they will suffer a serious injury while they are on the job. Workers have families who depend on them and their income and when an injury occurs it can seriously affect their family. If a worker has been seriously injured or killed while on the job their family may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in construction accidents. An attorney can help the family figure out what happened and who is at fault. An attorney understands how devastating this loss is for a family and will help recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

A tragic and unexpected accident can affect a family both emotionally and financially. The family has the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistakes.

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