Electrocution work injuries are some of the most common, deadly types of on the job injuries , and often lead to workers’ compensation claims and disabling conditions. Recently, Roger Thompson (from Brooksville, Florida), was electrocuted and killed while working as an electrician at the South Carolina State Fair. South Carolina OSHA is investigating the circumstances surrounding this worker death.
In 2008, another fair worker was killed when he was crushed by a counterweight. In that incident, the decedent’s employer was cited for failure to furnish a safe workplace. It appears that while the rides may be safe for those attending the fair, the workers assembling the rides or working at the fair are in a dangerous workplace.