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Man killed in work accident at FedEx hub

During this time of year, in North Carolina and elsewhere, delivery companies are working at maximum capacity in order to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, in all of the hustle and bustle, accidents happen and employees get hurt -- or worse. It was recently reported that a work accident at a FedEx hub in the Northeast resulted in an employee losing his life.

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, police were called to the FedEx facility just after 8 p.m. When they arrived, employees were already performing CPR on a man. Emergency response workers transported this individual to an area hospital; however, sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

According to reports, the victim -- said to be 30 years of age -- was an employee at the hub. Somehow he became trapped between two trailers and was crushed. Other workers were able to free him and start life-saving efforts.

In North Carolina or elsewhere, when someone loses his or her life in a work accident, surviving family members may be left struggling both emotionally and financially. In this case, the victim's loved ones may be able to access workers' compensation death benefits to help keep them on their feet as they navigate through this difficult time. Depending on the circumstances surrounding this incident, they may also be entitled to pursue third-party legal claims in an effort to seek further compensation. An experienced attorney may be able to assist with filing and litigating workers' compensation claims and/or wrongful death actions in order to seek maximum relief for the client.

Source: fox61.com, "Worker killed in accident at FedEx hub in Willington", Katie Harris, Dec. 7, 2016

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