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Man injured at work after falling from scaffolding

Some people have a fear of heights because they are afraid of what might happen if they fall. For individuals who work in the construction industry, the possibility of falls is a significant hazard that they face, sometimes on a daily basis. While many North Carolina workers are able to make it home from their construction projects unscathed, others are not so lucky and become injured at work.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state was injured after a construction-related fall. The man was working on the seventh story of a building and was utilizing scaffolding to carry out undisclosed duties when he fell off that scaffolding. The man fell to the floor inside the building. It was not mentioned what may have caused him to fall or whether any other workers were around at the time.

North Carolina workers injured on the job, fatality results

Many people may not consider the many sacrifices that go into the construction of a new building or other structure. Some may even think that workers on the project must not do much because it can take a long time for completion. However, it is not unusual for workers to lose their lives from being injured on the job while trying to complete these projects.

It was recently reported that one worker was killed and two others were injured in a construction accident in North Carolina. The individuals were working on a project to build an apartment complex, and at least one of the individuals was working in an area where a retaining wall was being built. Apparently, the incident involved a dirt collapse in that area where digging was taking place.

Moving parts on machines can lead to major injuries

Machines with moving parts are a big hazard in the workplace. All employees who work around this type of equipment must be properly trained on how to use them. Some individuals might think that employers can pass this duty on to the employees by handing them the manual and expecting them to learn on their own. This isn't the case because the employees have to be trained on safety and usage.

There are many things that can lead to troubles when workers are using these machines. The safety procedures have to start before the person even approaches the equipment. The protocol should be established and clearly conveyed to all workers so that there is a culture of safety in the workplace.

Workplace injuries result when worker is hit by spool of tubing

Due to the hustle and bustle of North Carolina construction sites, multiple activities are always going on at the same time. Some workers may be carrying out certain duties in one section of the work site, and others may be working on something completely different in another area. If workers are not aware of their surroundings or if an unexpected event occurs, serious workplace injuries could result.

A recent report indicated that a worker in another state suffered injuries while working on a construction project. The man was carrying out undisclosed duties on the third floor of a building when he was hit by a large spool of plastic tubing. Another worker was attempting to haul the spool up to the fourth floor when the incident occurred.

Man injured in construction accident after fall off scaffold

Construction projects are always taking place in North Carolina and around the country. Because of these ongoing projects, there is always a chance that a construction accident could take place that leaves a person seriously injured. Unfortunately, many workers are harmed in such incidents every year, and they often need workers' compensation to help cover financial losses.

One worker in another state may be in need of such benefits after a recent accident. Reports stated that the man was working as part of a construction crew on a building when he fell off of a scaffold. It was unclear what may have led the man to fall, but reports stated that he fell approximately 15 to 20 feet. His identity had not yet been determined at the time of the report, but it was noted that he is 53 years old.

Workplace injuries result from accident involving machine

While most North Carolina workers hope that they will never need workers' compensation benefits, they are undoubtedly happy that the coverage is available. No one can predict when a sudden accident that results in workplace injuries will occur, and when a worker is seriously injured, workers' comp benefits may be a financial lifesaver. Of course, this benefits only apply if a person qualifies.

One worker in another state may soon be looking into these qualifications after recently suffering injuries in an industrial accident. The man, who was reported as being in his 60s, was apparently working on a machine at a seafood processing plant when some type of injury-causing event occurred. Details on the accident itself were not provided in the report.

Construction accident leaves worker with serious injuries

Working in the construction industry is often a rewarding job. Of course, working in this industry also comes with substantial risks, and it is not common for a construction accident to lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries could result in a worker needing substantial time to recover.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a man was working with a team to complete a construction task that involved hoisting a railing onto a ship. A crane was being utilized during this endeavor, and for some reason, a cable snapped, which resulted in a support strap failing and injuring the man. The man was believed to be in his 40s.

Know the importance of a workers' compensation attorney

If you've been hurt on the job, one of the main questions you may have is why you need to be in contact with a workers' compensation attorney. You know that your employer carries insurance, and you know that you're entitled to a claim. Isn't that something you can do on your own?

The reality is that many people could probably go through the claims process on their own, but the outcome would likely be different with the help of an attorney. It is important that you know your rights when it comes to approvals for care and that you're approved for fair compensation.

Why people downplay injuries and don't see a doctor

If you get hurt on the job, your first instinct may actually be to downplay your injury as much as possible. You'll try to walk it off. You'll tell everyone that you're fine. You'll attempt to go back to work.

This can be a massive problem. If you need medical treatment, it's better to get it right away. If you need to file a workers' compensation claim, it's also important to report the injury immediately. You don't want to try to ignore it for weeks, months or even years. Doing so just puts your health at risk and makes the whole situation even more complicated than it needs to be.

Workers' comp benefits may help after work-related fire

The loss of a loved one can take a toll on a family in many ways. One aspect that some individuals may not fully consider is the financial turmoil that can result, especially if the person generated a substantial amount of the family's income. In the event that a person dies as a result of work-related injuries, workers' comp benefits may be able to help surviving family.

North Carolina readers may be interested in a fatal work-related accident that took place in another state. According to reports, a team of workers was carrying out tasks on the top of a 10-story parking garage. While the workers were up there, a fire somehow started at the top of the structure. At the time of the report, it was unknown what caused the fire.

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