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Work-related injury occurs after man falls from truck trailer

Some workers may carry out actions relating to their jobs without fully thinking them through. Workers may also take action that has not been properly cleared as safe, though no specific rule against it may exist. In either case, it is not uncommon for a work-related injury to occur due to a simple lapse in judgment while on the job.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an incident in another state that resulted in one worker suffering a serious injury. According to reports, the man worked for a paving company and was riding in the back of a trailer when the incident occurred. Apparently, the man fell from the trailer as it and the truck it was attached to moved along the road. Another worker was also riding in the trailer, but he did not fall off.

Construction accident results in tractor falling 12 feet

Construction projects often present a number of hazards, and many of those hazards may not be immediately noticeable. In fact, a serious construction accident could take place before anyone even realizes that something has gone wrong. It is also common for such incidents to result in workers suffering injuries.

North Carolina readers may be interested in such an accident that recently took place out of state. According to reports, a construction worker was using a tractor to move dirt into the basement portion of the structure being built. While doing so, the weight of the tractor shifted, which caused the equipment to fall into the basement area. The fall was reported as being 12 feet. The worker was still inside the tractor when it fell.

4 common eye injuries workers might experience

People who work in some industries, including the construction industry, are at risk of suffering from eye trauma. These injuries can be serious and lead to long-term issues.

It is imperative that workers try to remain safe. Employers need to ensure they are providing the tools and protocol that can help to keep workers free of injuries.

Workers' compensation: North Carolina workers killed out of state

Vehicles pose a substantial threat to anyone. Other drivers, pedestrians and even people working close to roadways are all at risk of suffering injuries in the event of a car accident. Unfortunately, workers commonly suffer fatal injuries in such incidents, and family members are often left to look for answers, including to questions about workers' compensation.

Two workers from North Carolina and a third worker were killed in a recent accident that took place out of state. The three individuals were working to restore power to areas affected by Hurricane Michael. They were in a ditch close to a roadway working on power poles, and while doing this, the driver of a pickup truck drove onto the shoulder of the road and hit the three workers.

Industrial accidents: North Carolina worker dies from head trauma

Though fatal accidents can happen seemingly out of nowhere, most people hope that they and their loved ones avoid being involved in such incidents. Unfortunately, many individuals receive news that loved ones have been killed in accidents, and some of those events may have been work related. Industrial accidents can happen in an instant, and just as suddenly, lives could be lost.

A recent accident resulted in the death of a North Carolina worker. Reports stated that the 55-year-old man was working in an industrial plant when he was fatally injured. Apparently, he had been working to repair a conveyor belt when an object hit him in the head. He then somehow became trapped in the machine, and emergency crews were called to the scene.

Gas main fire leaves one worker with workplace injuries

Lives can change in an instant due to work-related accidents. Even if individuals try to protect themselves as best as possible, they may still suffer workplace injuries that can have considerable impacts on their lives. In a situation that does involve injuries, it is hoped that the workers would be able to recovery quickly and effectively. Of course, each injury is different, and recovery outcomes cannot always be predicted.

North Carolina readers may be interested in a work-related accident that recently occurred out of state. According to reports, a construction crew was attempting to repair a water line when a fire erupted. The fire apparently happened because a gas main was hit during the course of their repair duties. It was unclear exactly how the incident occurred, and it was still under investigation at the time of the report.

Fatal workplace injuries result from industrial accident

Many families accept the fact that their loved ones work in dangerous occupations. While they may not think of the risks every day, they may still find themselves relieved when their loved ones come home safe at the end of the day. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky, and accidents could take place that lead to fatal workplace injuries.

North Carolina readers may be interested in this type of situation that recently occurred in another state. According to reports, a 29-year-old worker at an iron company was involved in a serious work accident. Apparently, the man was hit by multiple iron beams after they fell off a truck. It was unclear what may have caused the beams to fall, and it was not mentioned if any other workers were involved in the accident.

Did your spouse suffer a head injury at work?

If your spouse has a physically demanding job, then it is likely that you see the impact of that job's wear and tear on their body and mind firsthand. You may also be one of the few people with the insight to understand when your spouse is just having a rough week at work and when they may have a serious injury.

This is particularly true when it comes to head injuries. Any significant blow to the head can leave a victim with a mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI. While these injuries could be worse, they are a very real threat to the victim's long-term health, employment and close relationships. Without proper medical treatment, your spouse may lose their job and destroy their relationship with you or other members of their family and community.

Road construction accident leads to fatality, critical injuries

Areas of road construction can be immensely dangerous. Not only do drivers have to pay attention to changes in speed limits, traffic flow directions and other aspects, they also need to watch out for workers in the area. Unfortunately, many drivers do not take the time to practice caution in these zones, and they can easily cause a construction accident.

North Carolina readers may be interested in this type of incident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a 66-year-old woman was driving near a road construction zone when she veered over the center line and traveled off the road. As a result, her vehicle hit two construction workers who were standing off the road at the time.

Industrial accidents typically result in serious injuries

No one leaves for their job and thinks that he or she will be involved in a serious work-related accident. Unfortunately, unsuspecting workers in North Carolina and elsewhere often end up in this type of predicament. Industrial accidents can lead to a number of unpredicted outcomes, and it is common for workers to need time to recover from injuries suffered.

Two workers in another state will certainly want to consider their recovery options and avenues for financial assistance after recently being injured. Reports stated that the accident took place at a metal fabrication plant and involved an explosion. At the time of the report, it was believed that the explosion and resulting fire took place in a dust collector. One worker stated that he was in his vehicle waiting for the shift change when the incident occurred and stated that debris came down on vehicles.

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