Electrical explosion after cutting live cable

In this railroad case, a 39 year old Long Island Railroad lineman sustained severe burns after he cut energized cables as part of a demolition and modification of a substation. Our office had evidence that the foreman did not take the appropriate actions in making sure that all the cables were de-energized prior to anybody cutting. As a result of the explosion the client received third degree burns to his upper extremities as well as back injuries. Although the client should have preformed his own tests before cutting the cables and has since resumed work full time we were able to resolve his case to his satisfaction.

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