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Being injured on the job could cause fatalities in North Carolina

There is no limit on the number of work-related accidents that can take place at any given time. As a result, many individuals are injured on the job every day, and construction accidents are a leading cause of such injuries. Though this type of incident is common, each event is unique, and the outcomes can affect each worker in a different way.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a construction accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a 56-year-old man working on the construction site was using a lift to carry out duties outside where a church and school building connect. While working, he somehow became trapped between the lift and the building.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and attempted to rescue the man. However, while still trapped, the man stopped breathing and was unable to remain conscious. Though firefighters attempted CPR on the man, they were unable to resuscitate him. As a result, he was declared dead at the accident site. The incident was still under investigation at the time of the report, but it was being considered an accident.

Unfortunately, as this case shows, being injured on the job could easily lead to death. In such cases, families of victims may find themselves dealing with substantial financial hardships as a result of such fatal events. Luckily, workers' compensation may be able to help those families with financial burdens. North Carolina residents who are facing such issues may wish to find out more information on survivors' benefits in relation to workers' comp.

Source: buffalonews.com, "Police ID man killed in construction accident in Lewiston", Harold McNeil, April 18, 2017

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