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August 2014 Archives

Man injured in work accident at subway site

While working on the job, an individual may suddenly incur a debilitating injury that requires treatment and recovery time. A work accident can be devastating for a person in North Carolina not only physically but also emotionally and financially for the entire family. With workers' compensation insurance benefits, however, an injured worker increases his or her chances of recovering quickly while also remaining financially stable.

Ranger fatally injured while working at a North Carolina park

A 31-year-old educational forest ranger died from the injuries he suffered while he was working at the Tuttle State Educational Forest in Lenoir. The Aug. 13 incident occurred during the afternoon hours when a tree suddenly split and violently struck the worker's chest as he was using a tractor to move it away from the park's roadway. The ranger, who was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment, succumbed to his injuries a short time later, according to the report.

Work accident involving water tank leads to major injuries

A fall in a North Carolina workplace can be a frightening experience. The victim may quickly suffer serious injuries that require constant medical attention, and the individual may not be able to return to work any time soon. One person in another state was recently injured following a work accident involving a water tank.

Steam boiler burns North Carolina man at mill

While working on a steam boiler with another employee during the afternoon of Aug. 5, a North Carolina man suffered burns to his thumb and arm, including his elbow. The workplace injury occurred in Catawba at the Resolute Forest Products mill. The man was reportedly wearing protective gear and used a safety shower to rinse himself off after being burned. He still required medical attention and was taken to a nearby hospital in Chapel Hill.

Work accident involving crane leads to man's injuries

If an employee’s equipment fails to work properly on the job site, this may lead to tragic injuries to the worker in North Carolina. A man unfortunately suffered serious injuries in a recent work accident in another state. The accident involved a crane, valued at a few million dollars, which malfunctioned.

North Carolina plant closes following worker's death

A 54-year-old man who worked at a lumber mill near Greenville sustained serious injuries on Aug. 4, resulting in his death. The mill where he worked was closed for more than 24 hours following the incident in order to facilitate an investigation. A team from the company was reportedly cooperating with Occupational Safety and Health Administration to determine the cause of the accident. Both the company and OSHA are pursuing separate investigations into the matter. The Occupational Safety and Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Labor said that the closure of the plant was a company decision and not a product of any action taken by state agencies.

Employee injured in work accident involving chemical spill

At times, a mishap on the job in North Carolina can be highly dangerous -- hazardous enough to send a worker to a medical center. This type of incident recently occurred in another state when an employee became injured in a work accident involving chemicals. Both HAZMAT professionals and firefighters had to respond to the business where the accident reportedly took place.