Due to the hustle and bustle of North Carolina construction sites, multiple activities are always going on at the same time. Some workers may be carrying out certain duties in one section of the work site, and others may be working on something completely different in another area. If workers are not aware of their surroundings or if an unexpected event occurs, serious workplace injuries could result.
A recent report indicated that a worker in another state suffered injuries while working on a construction project. The man was carrying out undisclosed duties on the third floor of a building when he was hit by a large spool of plastic tubing. Another worker was attempting to haul the spool up to the fourth floor when the incident occurred.
The worker was injured in the incident, but details were not given on the exact types of injuries. However, it was mentioned that firefighters had to lower the man from the third floor and that a boom ladder was used because there were no working elevators available due to the construction. He was then taken to an area hospital for treatment.
It is always unfortunate when workplace injuries result from a sudden accident. Still, it happens on a regular basis. If North Carolina construction workers suffer injuries on the job due to similar events, they may need to understand their rights to financial benefits. Workers’ compensation often applies in such situations, but it can be difficult to obtain the needed financial assistance. Fortunately, concerned parties can obtain help with the process from legal professionals who understand the ins and outs of workers’ compensation law.