Unexpected events can happen at any time while people are on the job. In some cases, those events can be pleasant, like when a surprise office party takes place, but unfortunately, some incidents can be much more harrowing, like when industrial accidents take place. Any type of work-related accident could cause serious injuries to those around.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an out-of-state accident that led to the injury of one worker. According to reports, the person was working at an oil refinery when a fire broke out. At the time of the report, it was unclear what may have caused the fire to start. Though local fire departments were on alert, the fire was extinguished by the refinery’s own firefighters.

The worker who suffered injuries was reportedly able to walk from the building to an ambulance before being transported to an area hospital. The extent of that person’s injuries was not detailed in the report. It did not appear that any other workers were injured in the event. Additional information on what may have contributed to the incident may become available at a later time.

All types of industrial accidents are serious events, and when workers suffer injuries, it is important that they receive the proper medical attention and treatment. Of course, North Carolina workers who suffer injuries on the job may have concerns that go beyond their physical injuries and affect their financial stability. Fortunately, workers’ compensation can often help qualifying individuals who have been hurt on the job find the financial support they need. Gaining information on these benefits may be useful to concerned or injured parties.