Industrial Accident Leads to Worker Killed By Electrocution
Mr. Bea was only 59 years old. My sympathies go out to his family and his co-workers.
OSHA is investigating the scene of the accident which took place at Old Glebe Road. In 2008, nearly 1,000 fatal accidents occurred due to "contact with objects and equipment." From 1992-2002 there were over 1,600 industrial accidents in Virginia (VA).
Fortunately, electrical industrial accidents aren't commonplace, but they're usually tragic when they do occur. The worker who suffered electrical burns could face months, even years, of rehabilitation including skin grafts and maybe even plastic surgery.
I hope the OSHA investigation reveals what exactly went wrong so terrible accidents of this nature can be avoided in the future.