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Fatal work accident remains under investigation

All occupations in North Carolina and across the country hold some degree of risk of injury. Even jobs that require a worker to spend a great deal of time at a desk could lead to a repetitive motion injury that develops over time. Additionally, those who work with heavy machinery could face serious harm if involved in a work accident. Unfortunately, one out-of-state incident resulted in the loss of a man's life.

Multiple agencies investigate fatal work accident

Anyone in North Carolina who has ridden in a helicopter likely recognizes the need for pilots to be highly skilled. Unfortunately, even experienced professionals may be unable to overcome hazardous situations that occur while in the air. For example, officials say that a helicopter pilot recently killed in an out-of-state work accident was a knowledgeable, well-trained pilot.

Investigation into fiery truck accident continues

Every job in North Carolina and across the country holds some degree of risk of injury. Some injuries could take years to develop from repeated motions while others can occur instantaneously as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, a truck driver in another state recently lost his life in a truck accident that resulted in a fiery explosion; the accident remains under investigation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Work accident results in death of tow truck driver

Each workplace in North Carolina has its own unique safety risks. Some jobs require workers to travel to different locations, causing them to face hazards on the roadways. Unfortunately, tow truck drivers must face the potential of a work accident as they assist disabled motorists.

Recycling company under investigation after worker injured

Employers, regardless of business type, have a duty to their employees to provide safe working environments, protective gear and equipment -- if needed -- and safety training. Unfortunately, some employers in North Carolina and elsewhere fail to meet all of the federal safety standards. In another state, one company is under investigation again, following an accident that left an employee injured.

Changes in falls protections meant to prevent workplace accidents

Falls while on-the-job result in numerous injuries and deaths every year in North Carolina and across the country. To help prevent such workplace accidents, the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has just updated its falls protections rules. The organization believes that the changes imposed will not only prevent at least 29 fatalities a year, but thousands of injuries as well.

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