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Worker injured on the job after falling in clock tower

Whether out of a sense of obligation or enjoyment, North Carolina residents often go to their jobs on a regular basis. They may consider it part of their almost-daily routine and understand the importance of holding down a stable job. However, many people may not go to work expecting to be injured on the job and to have their lives seriously affected.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state was considered to be in serious condition after an on-the-job accident. The man was working in a clock tower at a county courthouse when he fell. Reports indicated that the fall was approximately 15 feet, and details were not given as to what may have contributed to the incident. 

Emergency crews from the fire department were called to the scene, and firefighters carried out a high-angle rescue to get the man to safety. He had to be lowered over 40 feet. At the time of the report, the man was considered stable, and exact information on the serious injuries he suffered was not given in the report. It was not mentioned whether any other workers were inside the tower at the time of the accident.

Unfortunately, being injured on the job can happen to anyone. A day may seem normal only to turn a worker's life upside down later. If North Carolina workers suffer injuries in the course of their work-related duties, they may be entitled to workers' compensation. These benefits can help with financial hardships resulting from a work accident, but obtaining this compensation is not always easy. It may be wise for interested individuals to enlist the help of knowledgeable attorneys as they work to obtain benefits.

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