Power Line Fatality

According to a recent article, a 34-year-old waterproofing contractor was killed when he was working on a scaffold and contacted live power lines. Gregory Becker and Matthew Chapman recently resolved a very similar case for a carpenter whose ladder struck power lines. "Reading this article immediately reminded me of my last power line case," recalled Mr. Chapman. "There is no reason why live power lines should pose a hazard at a work site. With a simple phone call, the power company will gladly de-energize or cover any hazardous lines. In our recent case, we successfully argued that the general contractor failed to make that call and created an unsafe job site. The settlement will provide for the worker's wife and small child." The lawyers at Becker, Schroader & Chapman have routinely represented carpenters, excavators, laborers, painters, and roofers in construction/work site negligence cases. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/worker-dies-after-touching-power-lines-at-alhambra-job-site/article_187c70e3-d13a-5fe2-b13c-f608f4b6f01e.html