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North Carolina construction worker dies in accident

Worker accidents can take place in any job setting, whether it is in an office or on a construction site. It is an employer's duty to do everything in its power to create safe workplace settings for employees so they can work without fear of injury. Employers should also create awareness about safety procedures and provide safety training for employees to familiarize them with ways to keep themselves safe.

North Carolina electrical lineman injured on job receives honors

A North Carolina electrical lineman is being recognized for his dedication while restoring power during one of the recent winter storms in the region. The lineman was working with his crew to restore power in South Carolina when a vehicle slammed into another vehicle near the site where the lineman was working. The car grazed the left side of the lineman and it was later discovered that it had broken his knee cap. The lineman was back at the job site the following day. He is now at home and recovering under a doctor's care.

Construction accident at North Carolina State University

Some jobs in North Carolina may be more dangerous than others simply because of the nature of the work involved. For example, construction jobs where heavy machinery, dangerous materials and wires and cables are hanging around the site may be more dangerous than an office job. However, whether a worker is injured in an office or on a construction site, they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

The right equipment can prevent worker eye injuries

Worker safety encompasses many aspects-not only do employers need to create a safe working environment but also, where the nature of the work is such that requires outdoor work or work with machinery, workers should be provided with personal protective equipment. Personal protective equipment includes boots, gloves and even clothes in such industries. However, with an increase in diversification in the workforce, employers need to focus on ensuring each worker has equipment that fits them, as loose or ill fitting equipment may lead to work accidents.

Conclusions of California Study on Value of Lawyers in Work Comp Claims

Earlier today I posted a link to a Business Insurance Journal article but then I realized that readers of the blog may have trouble accessing that article.  To solve that problem I have summarized it here for you:  

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