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Industrial accidents: North Carolina explosion causes death

Jobs of any kind can pose health risks to employees. If an individual does suffer a work-related illness or injury, his or her life could be severely impacted. Unfortunately, some industrial accidents could even result in worker death depending on the specific nature of the incident. When death is an outcome, surviving family may need financial help.

It was recently reported that such an accident took place in North Carolina. Apparently, two workers at a wood plant suffered injuries when an explosion took place. At the time of the report, it was unclear what may have caused the accident, and no speculation on contributing factors was provided. The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. It was was unclear how many workers were in the area at the time of the incident.

The two injured workers were transported from the scene to an area hospital. Reports indicated that one of the men succumbed to the injuries he suffered nearly 12 hours after the explosion. The other man was still under care at a trauma center at the time of the report. Investigations into the fatal event were underway.

Industrial accidents with such outcomes can often prove difficult for everyone involved. The family of the North Carolina worker who died in this accident and the surviving worker may all face hardships in the aftermath of the event. Luckily, workers' compensation benefits can provide financial assistance for challenges caused by lost income, medical bills and other related expenses. If interested, those individuals may wish to gain more information on this type of assistance.

Source: wfmynews2.com, "Worker Injured In Explosion At Montgomery Co. Wood Plant Dies", Alma McCarty, May 17, 2017

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