Did you know a workplace accident could lead to being charged with a crime?

In England, a man was working on a ladder when it hit a power line. The man ended up dying, and the property owner and his employees were actually charged with murder because this power line was supposed to be underground.

Lessons to Learn

One of the most important lessons from this story is to take initiative on the job site. If you see a safety issue, be willing to take care of it or find someone else who can. Also, if working near a power line,use a non-conductive ladder.

Following these steps would most likely have prevented this accident from having and saved the man’s life.