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1 dead, 1 injured following forklift accident

While all jobs in North Carolina hold some degree of risk, some people may be unaware of the many hazards that construction workers face. Specifically, some professionals claim that most incidents resulting in injuries or citations at construction sites occur as a result of falls. Unfortunately, a forklift accident involving a fall in another state has resulted in serious injuries.

The incident happened just after noon on a day in May. According to reports, the two victims were working at the site of an apartment development.  The victims were reportedly standing in a crate on a forklift that was being used to pass materials through a third-floor window.

Man killed in North Carolina industrial accident

Most employers and employees are aware of the many hazards in a workplace. Unfortunately, some hazards are often unexpected, making it difficult for workers to take precautions to avoid them. For example, one man was recently killed in an industrial accident in North Carolina.

The incident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on a day in early May. Details about the incident -- including the identity of the victim -- are unclear. However, reports indicate that a 34-year-old man became trapped between a trailer and a lift gate.

3 back pain myths every blue collar worker should know

You've been picking up paint cans on the job for 20 years. Sometimes, four or more at a time. This time, however, something went wrong. You were at a job site, repainting an Asheville home and happy to get the work through the remodeling company that hired you a couple of years ago.

You picked up a one-gallon paint can thinking nothing of it, and you felt something tweak in your lower back. Instead of taking a break, you kept working, feeling like that "tweak" was no big deal. But now it's the next day. You're laid out in bed in extreme pain, unable to move.

Construction worker fatally struck by vehicle in work zone

While all jobs in North Carolina hold some degree of risk, construction workers often face several different hazards to their health and safety. Those who work on roadways are around heavy equipment and, often, inattentive drivers. Unfortunately, one construction worker in another state recently lost her life in a work-related accident.

A representative for the sheriff's department says they received a call regarding the incident at approximately 1:30 p.m. on a day in April. When emergency workers arrived at the scene, the 52-year-old victim had passed away. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Work accident results in fatality

Regardless of a person's chosen occupation, there are risks to health and safety involved. Employers in North Carolina often go to great lengths to protect their employees, but the reality is that not all potential risks can be removed. Unfortunately, a worker at an out-of-state pottery facility has recently lost his life in a work accident.

Many of the details surrounding the accident are unclear. However, emergency medical services were called to the scene one day in April. Reports indicate that a 42-year-old man was stuck in a piece of equipment. Some sources claim that it may have been a kiln.

Emergency workers called to scene of work accident

The vast majority of employers in North Carolina go to great lengths to ensure the safety of their workers. Their efforts, in conjunction with the efforts of employees, help to prevent workplace accidents. Despite these measures, however, people can still become injured in a work accident.

Unfortunately, emergency responders were called to the scene of a recent industrial accident in another state. The incident occurred one morning on a day in April. Reports indicate that a worker was trapped under a steel fixture.

When should you settle your workers' compensation case?

Getting injured at work can drastically change your life. Your injuries could prevent you from continuing your career path. They could result in a lot of medical expenses. Sometimes, work injuries can drastically affect your quality of life. Despite the seriousness of your medical issues, it's all too easy to receive less benefits than you deserve under the law. Injured workers should receive 2/3 of their wages untaxed while they are unable to work. If their injuries are severe, workers' compensation may pay for job retraining, as well as paying your medical costs that came from your work-relate injury.

In some cases, where a work-related illness or injury results in death or permanent incapacitation, it may make sense for the injured worker or their family to arrange a settlement. In these situations, the held, advice and advocacy of an experienced workers' compensation and personal injury attorney can prove to be invaluable.

Investigation underway following mover's death

Any job that requires an employee to move heavy objects could result in injury. For example, movers in North Carolina and other areas of the country could be especially susceptible to injuries as they complete their job responsibilities. Unfortunately, one man recently lost his life in a work-related incident in another state that remains under investigation.

Reports indicate that the incident occurred one afternoon on a day in March. According to reports, the 35-year-old victim and two workers were attempting to move a safe deposit box at a Wells Fargo bank to a new facility. However, the box allegedly tipped over and landed on the man.

Man suffers burns in work accident -- long recovery ahead

All occupations hold some degree of risk. Most workers in North Carolina are aware of many of the obvious risks associated with their jobs, but there are some that they cannot reasonably anticipate. Unfortunately, one out-of-state man has recently suffered injuries in a work accident that left him with burns on a large percentage of his body.

The incident happened one day in late March. According to reports, the 21-year-old -- who also serves as a captain in the fire department -- was working at a petroleum company at the time of the incident. Reports indicate that he was attempting to open a waste oil tank with a saw.

Man loses life in North Carolina construction accident

People who work in construction are likely aware of the many dangers they face as they complete their job responsibilities. In addition to the risk of injury from heavy equipment, they also risk injuries from falls. However, many accidents are difficult to avoid. Unfortunately, one man in North Carolina recently lost his life in a fatal construction accident.

The incident happened one morning on a day in March. According to reports, the victim was a contractor for Wright Brothers Construction, working on a project related to bridge construction for a bypass. A representative for Wright Brothers claims that the man was taking apart a piece of equipment used with concrete known as a screed. Unfortunately, the screed is said to have fallen off its rail, causing the employee to fall approximately 30 feet.

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