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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.

Rescue workers say that the man had passed away when they arrived at the scene. Several different organizations are currently investigating the fatal incident. These investigators include the coroner's office, local police department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The investigation into the man's death could take months to complete. While having a better understanding of how the incident occurred could help his families find closure following his death, it will do little to help them with the financial ramifications that will follow. Funeral expenses, in combination with a loss of wages, can be a difficult situation with which to cope. Fortunately, North Carolina and all other states require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits. Because most people have little experience the compensation process, they make the decision to seek help from an attorney who does in the pursuit of a fair settlement.

Source: montgomerynews.com, "Worker killed by safety deposit box in Cheltenham bank accident", Linda Finarelli, March 27, 2017

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