Power Line Contact | The American Association For Justice

Power Line Contact

Description:

Thousands of people are electrocuted annually as a result of contact with power lines or other power sources. The number of deaths and crippling injuries from such accidents has been increasing. Electrocution is now the fifth leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States, with over 50% of the total occurring in the construction industry.

The group focuses on contact between persons, equipment, ladders, cranes and overhead power lines, but has information on other types of electrical accidents. The defendants who may be liable for these accidents are equipment manufacturers, construction entities, and utility companies.

Background:

The Power Line Contact Litigation Group was formed in 1990. It was formerly named the Electrical Accidents Litigation Group.

Benefits & Resources:

The group has a valuable index, including articles on electrical safety and practices, electrical injuries, depositions of commonly utilized defense experts, and resumes of experts.

Meetings:

AAJ Winter and Annual conventions.

Membership:
Open to Regular, Sustaining, Life, Leaders Forum, and President's Club members.
Chair:
Kila Baldwin
Kline & Specter
1525 Locust Street, 19th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215/772-1000
Dues:
$100 per attorney