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Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Electrocution of Young Worker

Published April 7, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

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.

Wrongful death cases are always emotional. You should not release anyone from liability without first knowing all of your legal rights and what redress is available to you and your family. Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience in wrongful death law suits. If you feel you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our 24- hour answering service at (607) 235-2754 or contact us via our online contact form. There are no case-review costs.

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