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ARTICLE ID 187686

$________ CONFIDENTIAL – UNSAFE WORKPLACE – ELECTROCUTION OF 24-YEAR-OLD ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE – FAILURE TO PROVIDE OVERCURRENT PROTECTION ON SWITCH PER OSHA REGULATIONS – WRONGFUL DEATH.

Withheld County, MA

In this negligence action, the plaintiff alleged that the decedent electrical apprentice was killed when the defendant general contractor failed to comply with OSHA regulations regarding the overcurrent protection for the electrical switch that the decedent was working on. The defendant general contractor denied liability and maintained that the decedent disregarded warnings regarding the live switch.

The decedent was a 24-year-old electrical apprentice who was employed by an electrical subcontractor that was working with the defendant general contractor on a building project. The decedent was working on a live ________ volt temporary electrical circuit at the time of his death. The plaintiff alleged that the general contractor, who retained control of the work at the site, failed to comply with OSHA regulations by providing a means of shutting off the electricity to the switch. As a result of the defendant’s negligence, the young apprentice was electrocuted and died.

The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant alleging negligence and maintaining that the defendant general contractor failed to provide a safe work environment for the plaintiff’s decedent and disregarded OSHA regulations regarding the electrical switch that provided a means of terminating electricity to the switch. The defendant denied the allegations. The defendant disputed that it was negligent and maintained that the deceased worker failed to heed warnings regarding the fact that the switch was live and therefore caused his own injury and death.The parties mediated the plaintiff’s claim and agreed to a settlement of $________ in a confidential agreement between the parties.

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