A 38-year-old man was left with a serious Connecticut Electrical Burn Injury as the result of an on-the-job accident that occurred yesterday afternoon. Reports indicate that the incident happened at a building on Van Block Avenue in the city of Hartford.
According to an article from NBC-Connecticut News, the man worked for a company contracted to hang gutters at the building. As the victim was moving a ladder while performing his duties though, the piece of equipment got caught in a set of power lines and pulled the wires down.
The live wires made contact with a fence and sent electricity flowing to the body of the worker. He suffered serious burn injuries to the face, hands, chest, and torso and was rushed to a local hospital. He remains at the facility in critical condition.
The incident highlights the serious dangers that burns can pose. There are three different stages of burns that can be identified. The least severe is a first-degree burn, which is characterized by reddening of the skin, swelling, and pain. Second-degree burns can be identified by blistering and intense pain, while third-degree burns often result in loss of skin and feeling in the area of the burn.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm is aware of how difficult recovering from a serious burn injury can be. The firm would like to wish the man who was hurt yesterday a full and speedy recovery from his injuries.