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Man crushed by heavy cylinder in work accident


North Carolina residents working in factories, warehouses, and industrial and construction sites may face more risk of workplace injury than other workers due to the nature of the job. Heavy equipment, strenuous physical labor and high physical positions can all contribute to the likelihood of an industrial accident or other workplace accident. In some situations, these accidents can even cause death.

Woman crashes into dump truck in North Carolina

When driving, many drivers may not notice the industrial and construction employees working diligently on the side of the road, fixing roads, sinkholes and performing other routine work. Orange cones are supposed to highlight where workers are hard at work and if the project is big enough, drivers may see signs indicating they should reduce their speed since they are approaching a work zone. However, if there is one lone worker performing some maintenance tasks and drivers are not paying attention to the road, it is possible to injure workers.

Speeding up poultry line may increase workplace injuries

Workplace injuries come in many forms-some may be the immediate result of a workplace accident whereas others may build up over time due to repetitive movements associated with daily tasks. Carpal tunnel, a common workplace injury in workers who work on computers all day, is a syndrome caused by repetitive movements. It can start out by causing sharp pain in the arms and wrists, but can even lead to numbness in the arms. It is known to reduce the quality of life of those inflicted.

How does OSHA inspect construction workers' accidents?

Despite precautions and growing concern over the growing number of construction workers' accidents, the fact of the matter is that there were 798 construction and workplace deaths across the country in 2011. When workers are injured in construction workers' accidents, they have the right to file a workers' compensation claim with their employer. If the injuries are fatal and the injured worker succumbs to his or her injuries, their family members may be able to file the claim themselves.

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