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A work-related injury could leave workers, families struggling

A sudden accident on the job can have devastating outcomes. While it is always hoped that such incidents can be avoided altogether or, if not, that the results will be minor, there are often instances in which workers lose their lives or become seriously injured on the job. Unfortunately, many North Carolina families and workers can be affected by a work-related injury.

It was recently reported that an accident in another state had tragic outcomes. Details regarding the event indicated that a crew was working to repair part of a sewer when some of the machinery they were using came in contact with a power line. As a result, members of the crew were seriously affected as the line was carrying approximately 23,000 volts of electricity.

Disabilities can have a negative impact on relationships

Most families have a set dynamic. There are times when this dynamic will change, but those changes are likely going to come with some difficulties. It is often easier to cope with them when they are planned or happen gradually. For the family of a person who was injured at work, a gradual change isn't possible. When the injury is catastrophic, the family is like to be thrown into a tailspin.

Making the new family dynamic work can definitely be a challenge. All members of the family must step up and learn ways to make the new way of life work for the good of the family unit. There are some very important changes that have to be considered, but the goal is to become a stronger family unit.

Stair collapse causes man to suffer work-related injury

Every job has its hazards. In many cases, individuals understand the risks they face, and in other instances, a sudden accident could leave workers feeling shocked. In addition to surprise, an individual may also feel pain if he or she suffers a work-related injury in the incident. Unfortunately, these types of events are not uncommon.

North Carolina residents may be interested in one out-of-state man who was recently injured on the job. Reports stated that while performing duties relating to extermination, the man was hurt due to a stairwell collapse. The extermination was taking place at a building being renovated, and reports stated that the man was near the stairwell when the incident occurred. It was unclear what may have caused the collapse to take place.

Industrial accidents can cause financial burdens on families

The type of accident that causes a person to suffer injuries can have a considerable impact on how severe those injuries are. When industrial accidents take place, it is not unusual for the resulting injuries to prove severe or even fatal. In the latter case, surviving family members may face a myriad of resulting hardships, especially when it comes to their finances.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an accident that took place in a neighboring state. Reports indicated that a 59-year-old man was killed in an industrial incident while working at a flooring manufacturing site. The details of the accident were unclear, but it was reported that the man was hit by a "large roller" in the event. The exact cause of the incident was unknown at the time of the report, but investigations were underway.

North Carolina worker injured on the job after fall

At some point in most people's lives, they have fallen and suffered some sort of injury. Whether it was a minor trip that led to a scraped hand or knee or a more serious event, the idea that any type of fall can result in an injury is understood by most individuals. Unfortunately, construction workers face a considerable risk of being injured on the job due to falls because they often work at substantial heights.

It was recently reported that one North Carolina construction worker was hurt in such an incident. Apparently, the man was carrying out undisclosed duties on a building when he fell 12 feet. It was not mentioned where exactly in the building the man was or what may have contributed to his fall, but he landed on the seventh floor of the structure.

Falls can lead to individuals needing workers' compensation

Medical expenses are often an outcome of suffering serious injuries. In many cases, seeking medical attention is necessary in order to obtain the proper treatment for the injuries suffered. However, the costs that come along with treatment can often be high and burdensome. If a worker is injured on the job, workers' compensation may be able to help with these expenses and other related financial issues.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a work-related accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a window washer was working to clean a window on the outside of a hospital building when he fell from the platform on which he was working. Apparently, the man's safety harness let go, which resulted in his dropping four stories.

Construction materials could lead to workplace injuries

Many people get into a routine when it comes to going to work and attending to their job-related duties. It is not unusual for individuals to carry out the same tasks day after day and for those tasks to feel commonplace. However, even when North Carolina workers feel comfortable in their jobs, there is still a significant chance that accidents and workplace injuries could occur.

One worker in another state recently found himself in such a position. Reports stated that the man was working to construct a new aqueduct tunnel when he was involved in an accident. He and other workers were working with concrete sections of the tunnel, which involved placing the sections into a machine that would install them. However, while doing this, one of the sections fell from the machine.

5 ways truck drivers can fight back pain

As a truck driver, you probably experience back pain more frequently than the average person. Sitting in the cab of a truck hour after hour, day after day, can wreak havoc on your back. Amazingly, sitting still can actually cause severe damage to your spine and lower back muscles, and maybe do more lasting harm than lifting heavy objects.

Unless you change professions, it is important that you take steps to protect your back from the stress of long hours in the driver's seat. The following tips can help you alleviate minor back pain before it becomes debilitating.

400-pound window leaves worker injured in construction accident

When a person first hears a few details regarding a work-related accident, he or she may not think it was that serious. However, for the individuals involved who were injured, the situation may have been more severe than outside parties could have known. Unfortunately, a construction accident could take place that has such outcomes and leaves workers in pain and struggling in other ways.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an accident that took place in another state. Reports indicated that a man was working as part of a construction crew who were carrying out renovations on a building that is over 100 years old. A window was being taken out of the building when it fell on the man and pinned him down. It was unclear where the man was at the time of the incident or how far the window fell.

Financial setbacks not unlikely due to work-related injury

Injuries can cause any number of setbacks in a person's life. When the setbacks occur as a result of a work\-related injury, many North Carolina residents may wonder what they can do to address those setbacks, especially when it comes to their finances. In many cases, when individuals are injured on the job, they have the opportunity to seek benefits through workers' compensation.

One worker in another state may find himself exploring this option after a recent accident. Reports stated that the man worked at an airport and was involved in an incident at approximately 9:25 a.m. Specific details on the how the accident occurred were not given in the report, but it was noted that the man was injured by a passenger boarding bridge.

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