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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.

Construction falls can lead to critical workplace injuries

Being injured at work may be a fear that many people face on a daily basis. Individuals with high-risk jobs may hope that they make it home unscathed every day. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and individuals can suffer workplace injuries that can have lasting effects on their lives for a considerable amount of time, if not permanently.

North Carolina readers may be interested in a construction accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that individuals working as part of the construction team were carrying some heavy, metal material across a plank as they were attempting to attach the metal to a wall. However, the plank did not support the workers, and as a result, four individuals fell three stories when the plank gave way. It was unclear what type of plank they may have been using.

Construction accident leaves man injured in North Carolina

Working in the construction industry can cause many people to look forward to going to work. Seeing their hard work turn into lasting structures can be a point of pride for numerous individuals. Of course, even if individuals love their jobs, they certainly understand that a construction accident could suddenly take place that leads to their suffering serious injuries.

It was recently reported that a man in North Carolina was caught in such an incident. The man was apparently working as part of a construction crew to erect a new apartment complex. He was reportedly working on the roof of the three-story structure when trusses from the roof collapsed. The trusses fell on the man and caused him to suffer injuries.

What benefits can you receive if your loved one dies due to work?

It only takes one accident at a work site to utterly change you life. One moment, you're kissing your spouse goodbye in the morning, and the next, you're having the worst phone call of your life. In the days that follow, you will likely struggle with a host of emotions from denial to anger. You may feel like some things were left undone or unsaid, which can be a source of regret and pain. You may also find yourself worrying about how your family will get by without the primary wage earner's income.

While it's hard to really think about practical matters when dealing with grief, it's important that you tend to them regardless. There is only so much time in which you can file a claim for workers' compensation benefits in North Carolina. If your loved one dies in a work-related accident or succumbs to a medical condition directly attributable to his or her employment, you likely have the right to receive workers' compensation benefits.

Being injured on the job can pose numerous hardships

Any type of injury can impact a person's life. In some cases, an individual may not have the ability to return to work soon after being hurt, may not be able to return at all or may lose the ability to perform the same job that he or she once could. If any of these scenarios result from being injured on the job, there is a possibility that the injured person could receive workers' compensation.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent work-related event that caused injuries in another state. Apparently, a man had been working with a construction crew and was working to dig a trench for a new sewer line when the accident occurred. Reports stated that the man was hit by a piece of equipment.

Serious, fatal workplace injuries could happen in an instant

When a serious accident occurs, many people may not have seen it coming. Unfortunately, sudden events happen quite often, and in many instances, accidents can lead to serious or fatal injuries for those involved. Workers are not immune to such events, and in fact, most individuals face considerable hazards every day. When a person suffers workplace injuries, the need for workers' compensation may present itself.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a fatal work-related accident that recently occurred in another state. Reports indicated that a construction crew was working on an apartment building when a serious incident took place. Apparently, three individuals were in a lift working to place gutters on the structure. However, one of the gutters came in contact with a power line, which caused electrocution.

Workplace injuries may prove fatal in North Carolina

Any type of sudden accident that results in the death of a loved one can prove devastating. When families learn that a work-related incident resulted in fatalities, it can be difficult to wrap their heads around this news. Unfortunately, it is not unheard of for workplace injuries to have deadly results, and many individuals may be left looking for answers.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a fatal work-related accident that recently occurred in another state. Reports indicated that the man worked at a hydraulic motors plant and that the incident took place when he and others were conducting a motor testing operation. During this procedure, a safety hood reportedly hit the man. It was unclear what exactly caused this accident to happen.

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