Many families accept the fact that their loved ones work in dangerous occupations. While they may not think of the risks every day, they may still find themselves relieved when their loved ones come home safe at the end of the day. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky, and accidents could take place that lead to fatal workplace injuries.
North Carolina readers may be interested in this type of situation that recently occurred in another state. According to reports, a 29-year-old worker at an iron company was involved in a serious work accident. Apparently, the man was hit by multiple iron beams after they fell off a truck. It was unclear what may have caused the beams to fall, and it was not mentioned if any other workers were involved in the accident.
The man was taken from the site to an area hospital, but he did not survive the injuries he suffered. The report stated that the incident was under investigation by occupational safety inspectors. Additional information regarding the fatal work accident may become available at a later time. The iron company did not provide a comment regarding the incident.
When accidents result in fatal workplace injuries, the surviving family of victims may not know what to do. They certainly want to focus on their grief, but because they likely relied on their loved ones for income, they may also worry about their future finances. In many cases, workers’ compensation may be able to help North Carolina families facing such hardships, and information on these benefits may prove useful.