Grady Scott Wilson Killed in Electrocution Accident in Orange, TX
Orange, TX -- August 18, 2022, Grady Scott Wilson sustained fatal injuries due to an accident where he was electrocuted on a work site.
Investigators were called to 12777 North Highway 87, north of Orange near the Sabine River Authorities office, sometime before 11:00 a.m.
According to officials, 37-year-old Grady Scott Wilson was working on a construction site at the time. Reports did not say what Wilson was doing or what company he worked for. Somehow, he was electrocuted, resulting in fatal injuries.
No other injuries were reported. Reports say that banners around the site are from G and G Enterprises Construction of Beaumont, but their possible role in the accident is unclear. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Grady Scott Wilson Electrocution Accident in Orange
It's not entirely clear what happened here, including what the victim was actually doing at the time. But if folks think we just have to wait for OSHA to look into things, they may find that's not good enough. Their priorities are to find fineable offenses, not necessarily to help the victim's loved ones. Their investigations can also take up to 18 months. There are crucial questions that require immediate close attention, so that kind of wait just isn't acceptable.
What was the victim doing? Who did he work for? Was the electricity supposed to be off? Have there been other incidents on this job site or with the companies involved? Was there proper supervision? Was the victim trained? Were they given proper safety equipment? Was this the mistake of a co-worker or someone from another company? At the end of the day, if investigators aren't asking these questions, the incident would likely be better off in the hands of professionals who will.