Category Archives: Electrocution

Attorney Sues for Stunning Twice

Florida attorney Carl Roland Hayes was shocked twice with a stun gun at a code enforcement hearing after slapping the officer escorting him from the meeting. According to Hayes, Donald Miller was in plain clothes and failed to identify himself, and the second shock happened when Hayes “lay face down on the ground—compliant and nonresistant.” Last September, he filed a suit against Miller for unspecified damages and legal fees.

Meanwhile, police claim that Hayes was significantly upset when addressing the board to a violation notice he received for installing nonconforming windows in his building. The force claims that the force was “reasonable and necessary” because Hayes struggled and “took a fighting stance.” After being handcuffed and cooperative, no force was used.

A Construction Worker Killed by Electrocution

A construction worker in Philadelphia was electrocuted near a site north of the center of the city.  The worker was working on the third floor of a building being renovated in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia.  The man came into contact with an electric wire around 1:30 pm Monday and fell from the scaffolding to the ground.

A witness from the site told a television station that the construction worker was hoisting up a bucket with a large hook on it that hit a power line.  About fifteen minutes later, the construction worker was pronounced dead.  It is unclear whether he was killed by the fall or the electrocution.

Lightning Strikes Construction Site

Family members and the two survivors of last year’s lightning strike that killed a Revel construction worker filed lawsuits against multiple construction companies.  Bryan Bradley, a 40-year-old concrete working was killed last September after being struck by lightning while working in the Revel Casino.  While he is the only one to have died, two other men were also struck.  The lawsuits claim the wrongful death was due to negligence on the part of the companies’.

The Occupations Safety & Health Administration fined Network Construction for violating federal regulations.  Once a local storm warning had been issued, a person in charge should have determined if equipment needed to be secured and this did not happen.  Now, it is up to the courts to see if they find negligence on the part of the construction companies.