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Workplace injuries result from ceiling collapse

For most people, the benefits of their jobs outweigh the risks they may face. Of course, this mindset does not mean that they can always avoid hazards on the job. In particular, individuals in the construction industry could easily suffer workplace injuries after an accident.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an incident in another state that resulted in the injury of one worker. Reports stated that the man was working as part of a construction team at a building set for demolition. The injury-causing accident involved part of the ceiling falling and striking the man. At the time of the incident, the man was on the seventh floor of the building, and it was unclear whether any safety violations may have contributed to the incident.

At the time of the report, it appeared that the man had suffered injuries to his shoulder and his rib. It was also mentioned that the man remained conscious while emergency crews attended to the scene. He was transported to an area medical center for treatment of his injuries, and additional information regarding his condition may become available at a later time.

Workplace injuries can cause a myriad of issues for injured parties. If North Carolina workers suffer harm while on the job, they may need various forms of assistance. When it comes to covering their financial difficulties resulting from such accidents, they may want to look into their workers' compensation options. Of course, working to obtain these benefits is not always easy, and it may prove wise for injured parties to have legal professionals on their sides.

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