Though construction work can present many hazards to workers, outside catalysts can also spark serious accidents. When work sites are on or near roadways, workers have to worry about typical work-related risks, such as those that come with working with machinery, and they also have to worry about the potential for being struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, these accidents are not uncommon, and construction workers could easily be injured on the job.
North Carolina residents may be interested in such an incident that recently occurred out of state. Reports indicated that a driver was attempting to exit the interstate when that individual lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the car overturned multiple times and came to a stop in a construction area. The incident took place around 11 a.m.
During the incident, one construction worker was hit by the car. That person was taken from the scene and reports stated that he or she was in critical condition. The driver of the car apparently suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Identifying information for either party was not given in the report.
When a person is injured on the job, recovery from those injuries could take a considerable amount of time. This type of event could cause the injured person to face financial difficulties on top of physical and emotional struggles. Luckily, injuries obtained in workplace accidents may qualify parties for workers’ compensation. Obtaining information about these benefits from knowledgeable North Carolina attorneys may help concerned and injured workers learn more about their options.
Source: kdvr.com, “Driver killed, construction worker injured after rollover accident“, Nov. 14, 2017