When large structures are under construction, it is common for large machinery and materials to be used. There may be many workers on site, and a number of hazards could be around every turn. Even when workers believe their tasks are going smoothly, it is possible that a sudden construction accident could take place.
North Carolina readers may be interested in such an incident that recently took place in another state. The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. when a large piece of metal building material fell from a crane. The materials were being used to construct a water tower, and at least four workers were inside the top of the tower when the metal fell. One worker was stuck underneath the material, and another man was injured when it fell.
The individual who was pinned suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. The report stated that he was 52 years old. The other worker was transported to an area hospital, but details regarding his condition were not available at the time of the report. Apparently no other workers were injured in the incident.
After a fatal construction accident, the families of victims may have many questions. One area of concern may be whether workers’ compensation could help them. Workers’ comp does allow for survivors’ benefits for qualifying individuals, and it may prove wise for North Carolina families affected by such tragedies to gain more information on this type of financial help. Speaking with experienced attorneys about the process for obtaining workers’ comp may also be useful.