Worker Suffers Burns from Construction Accident

A service technician who was working on a new high school wing suffered electrical burns as the result of a construction-related accident. Paramedics arrived at the school where the accident occurred around 8:35 am. The accident victim was alert and able to answer questions when they arrived. He had sustained injuries to his left arm.

Officials say the technician was working on a boiler trying to put it into temporary service. The boiler was not in use at the time of the accident, and the man was working alone. He is an employee of a mechanical contracting firm based in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The severity of his injuries is unknown but authorities say that they range between first and third degree burns. The construction accident victim’s name has not been released.

Worker burned in RB construction accident,, October 28, 2008
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