Electrical Accident Kills College Freshman
A freshman student at Delaware County’s Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades died after he was electrocuted during a class on October 9th at the school’s power plant.
According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, an 18-year-old male student from Darby Township apparently was wiring a large lamp when he was hit by a jolt of electricity.
The male student was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
The school is still gathering information about the tragic accident. The college also will bring in accident experts to determine the exact cause and make sure the school’s accident prevention policies are adequate.
The Inquirer reported that other students were with the 18-year-old in the power plant. It was not clear how many or how close they were to him when the accident happened. There are about 40 students in this particular student’s electrical program who are typically together in the power plant.
The student’s family would be well advised to obtain a wrongful death attorney who could determine if there was any negligence or wrongdoing. When needless death occurs due to negligence of another party, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed. In these lawsuits, the decedent’s heirs sue the negligent party or parties for damages related to the loss of life and their own pain and suffering. It is recommended that families who think their family member’s death was wrongful first contact a wrongful death attorney for a case assessment. If the case is valid, the attorney can help investigate the claim, gather evidence, represent them in court, and collect the compensation they deserve.
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