Many individuals work in the construction industry. Having these types of jobs can allow many parties to earn a living and support themselves and their families. Because this support is often important to their well-being, what happens when an individual suffers serious or fatal injuries on the job? If an individual is injured or killed in a construction accident, information on workers’ compensation may be useful.
The family of one North Carolina man may be hoping to obtain information on such benefits after a recent incident. Reports stated that a 36-year-old man was working in a trench in order to install a pipe. However, while he was in the trench, one of the walls collapsed. The collapse caused the man to become trapped in the 6-foot-deep trench.
The county sheriff stated that the man’s body had to be recovered, and an investigation into the incident has been opened by the Department of Labor. Investigators will work to determine whether safety standards were followed or if violations occurred. The investigation could take up to six months before it is completed.
The family of the North Carolina man killed in this construction accident are undoubtedly grieving their sudden loss. In addition, they may worry about the state of their finances due to losing the man’s income. However, they may be able to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Information on these benefits could help them determine whether they may be entitled to income that could help them make ends meet after the death of their loved one.
Source: witn.com, “NEW INFO: Construction worker killed in excavation accident“, Aug. 1, 2016