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Surviving family may qualify for workers' comp benefits

In the event that an individual is killed on the job, there may be much information that the surviving family members need to obtain. Details regarding the fatal event, actions taken to attend to the worker and information regarding workers' compensation may all prove useful to the family. Workers' comp benefits may allow them to attend to difficult financial situations presented in the wake of their loss. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in one fatal construction accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that the man was working with another individual in a tower installing a sign. The tower was in the parking lot of an open-air mall. The installation apparently involved a crane, and somehow, the man became trapped between the crane and the tower. 

After emergency crews arrived at the scene, it was determined that the man suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The exact cause of death was not readily available in the report as an autopsy was schedule for a later date. The incident was under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as other applicable organizations. 

This death could cause the man's surviving family much grief and other hardships. Unfortunately, individuals in North Carolina may also face similar difficulties if they lose loved ones in work-related accidents. After such events, families may wish to determine whether they could qualify for certain workers' comp benefits. Survivors' benefits could help them make ends meet after losing their loved ones and the incomes they likely provided.

Source: kcchronicle.com, "Worker identified in fatal accident at Geneva Commons tower", Tarah Thorne, Feb. 3, 2017

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