Painter injured when bucket lift hits power lines in Tukwila

One man suffered burn injuries when the bucket lift he and a co-worker were in touched a power line as they prepared to paint the Comfort Inn Hotel in Tukwila. The two men were stuck in the lift several stories high after it hit the power lines and the power to the unit was knocked out.

The men waited crouched in the bucket under the power line for approximately 30 minutes until Puget Sound Energy disabled the power lines and fire fighters could lower the two men to safety.

According to Seattle’s KOMO News, one man suffered burns to his back and hands but they were not considered serious. The other painter did not appear to have any injuries.

The Department of Labor and Industries is investigating the cause of the accident.

Burn injuries can be a very serious injury depending on the depth of the burn. A 1st degree burn affects only the outer layer of skin. 2nd degree burns are usually quite painful and are usually accompanied by blisters. 3rd or 4th degree burns are the most severe and can cause scarring and require lengthy hospitalizations, requiring surgery and therapies.

Burn victims should seek legal representation from a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing victims with serious personal injuries and their families. If you are in need of a compassionate and knowledgeable personal injury attorney with experience with construction and industrial accidents, you should contact us today.