Connecticut was recently hit by a major storm cell called a macroburst by meteorological experts. In addition to high-force rainfall, some of the state was decimated by tornadoes. Brookfield and the surrounding areas in particular were hit the worst by at least one tornado that made landfall.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned Connecticut locals about the incoming storms and the probability of tornadoes forming. However, at least two deaths have been attributed to the violent storms, both apparently caused by trees fallen atop vehicles.
Felled trees and gale force winds also contributed to downed powerlines and communications towers throughout the state. With downed tree and power lines, thousands of people were left without power immediately following the macroburst. Service providers, tree companies, utility companies as well as public safety officials have been working tirelessly to restore those resources to the region.
(For more information about this ongoing story, you can click here for a full article from NBC Connecticut.)
Workplace Hazards for Service Provider Employees
While it is crucial to restore resources and power to the people of Connecticut, it is also important for utility companies to set reasonable timelines and always enforce the highest safety standards. Utility workers are tasked with handling live wires, climbing heights in towers or on trees, completing intricate jobs in the dark, work long hours, and much more. All of these situations can be dangerous, especially if parent companies do not take precautions to prevent workplace accidents.
If you are injured on-the-job while working to restore power to Connecticut, call (203) 663-3695 to connect with the Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo, LLC. Our Connecticut work injury and workers’ compensation law firm is led by Attorney Brian Mongelluzzo, who has earned Board Certification in Workers’ Compensation Law. We can use our insight and experience to ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries, either by pursing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim in the event that your employer acted in a negligent way that caused your accident.Contact our firm 24/7 for a FREE consultation!