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Industrial Workers' Accidents Archives

Work accident kills 2, injures 3

There are many unknown factors in a North Carolina workplace. Often despite workers' best efforts, accidents still happen. Unfortunately, investigators in another state are working to determine how and if a recent work accident that killed two people could have been prevented.

Officials investigate fatal work accident

The vast majority of employers in North Carolina and other areas of the country are committed to protecting the safety of their employees. Unfortunately, some people must perform tasks that are dangerous, potentially putting their lives as risk. Even when all safety precautions are followed, a work accident can still occur. Officials in another state are still investigating the cause of a recent accident that resulted in a fatality.

2 police officers injured in work accident

Most people in North Carolina are aware of the dangers that police officers face while fulfilling their job responsibilities. In fact, some officers face potential harm even during training exercises. Unfortunately, a training routine performed by police in another state recently resulted in a work accident that sent two officers to the hospital with what officials are describing as serious burns.

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.

Details unclear in work accident requiring medflight

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, recognizing that there are many potential hazards in a workplace, promulgated health and safety standards intended to keep workers safe. Unfortunately, even when these standards are followed, a work accident can still occur. Injuries suffered in such an accident can leave workers in North Carolina and other areas of the countries suffering both physically and financially.

North Carolina worker suffers burns in work accident

Every workplace has its own unique risks, depending on the nature of the business. While most employees go to great lengths to protect their workers, a work accident can still happen, leaving an injured employer out of work and facing a large amount of medical debt. Unfortunately, a North Carolina man recently suffered burns in an industrial incident.

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.

North Carolina industrial accidents: Lumber yard worker killed

In North Carolina and elsewhere, accidents often occur in the workplace. When this happens, those injured or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be negatively affected in a number of ways. Industrial accidents, in particular, can be devastating. This appears to the be case following a recent incident at a lumber yard in another state.

Work accident risk higher in certain industries

When employed in certain fields, North Carolina workers face a higher risk of work-related accidents and injuries. Despite the inherently high-risk nature of certain jobs, employers have the responsibility to make safety a priority and eliminate unnecessary risks to employees. With an intentional effort, it is possible to reduce the chances that an individual is injured in a work accident.

Construction workers: be aware of the Fatal Four

Construction work is typically quite demanding, physically and mentally. Depending on the scope of a particular project, there can be unfinished structures, hazardous materials and powerful machinery to be aware of on a site. In addition to all this, workers are often under tight deadlines that require them to work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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