When a serious accident occurs, many people may not have seen it coming. Unfortunately, sudden events happen quite often, and in many instances, accidents can lead to serious or fatal injuries for those involved. Workers are not immune to such events, and in fact, most individuals face considerable hazards every day. When a person suffers workplace injuries, the need for workers’ compensation may present itself.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a fatal work-related accident that recently occurred in another state. Reports indicated that a construction crew was working on an apartment building when a serious incident took place. Apparently, three individuals were in a lift working to place gutters on the structure. However, one of the gutters came in contact with a power line, which caused electrocution.

One of the workers suffered fatal injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. He was reported as being 42 years old. Another worker — whose age was given as 39 years old — was considered to be in critical condition at the time of the report. The third worker did not wish to receive medical attention.

Unfortunately, a sudden and unexpected accident could take place at any time. North Carolina workers who suffer workplace injuries and families of deceased workers can face many complications in the aftermath of such an event. Because financial struggles are not uncommon after serious or fatal injuries, parties who are negatively affected by such events may have reason to find out more information on workers’ compensation and their options for applying for benefits.

Source: startribune.com, “1 dead, 2 injured after worker strikes power line in Faribault“, Jan. 20, 2018