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Worker recently killed in North Carolina construction accident

Victims of construction accidents, and their families, have a variety of options on their side when harmed in a construction accident. A construction worker was recently killed approximately an hour southeast of the Asheville area. The victim worked for a construction company and had been employed by the construction company for just shy of ten years. According to the co-owner of the company the victim worked for, he was running a machine and was thrown from it. A fellow employee found the victim who failed to respond and was pronounced dead by emergency personnel shortly after they arrived at the scene. Though the victim's family was contacted, they did not wish to comment. The construction accident is currently under investigation by authorities.

Construction workers have different options when harmed in a fall


During 2013, greater than a third of construction worker deaths were due to fall-related accidents. In addition, as many as 10 percent of workers may injure themselves in falls each year. Falls are considered one of the "fatal four" types of construction-site accidents that harm workers. Workplace fall accidents can include scaffolding falls, ladder falls and other types of construction-site falls. Falls can lead to serious injuries and damages for workers and their families.

Understanding scaffolding fall dangers for workers

Scaffolds on construction sites can be dangerous to construction workers for a number of reasons. Construction workers may share scaffolding space with building materials and heavy equipment, creating a precarious working environment. Additionally, scaffolding space can be small which makes the risk of falls from the limited area of a scaffold a greater risk. Improperly constructed scaffolds can result in serious injuries or death in some circumstances as well.

Scaffolding accidents pose a real danger to construction workers

Scaffolds are present on many construction sites and present a danger for construction workers who work on them along with heavy machinery and building materials. Unfortunately, the nature of harm resulting from scaffolding falls can include both serious injuries and death.

5 steps to insure safety at the construction site

Construction workers in North Carolina and throughout the country are important to the nation's economy. Because many operate dangerous machinery and work in hard-to-reach places, the risk of accidents is great. In fact, about 150,000 construction accidents occur annually, with 824 construction-related deaths taking place in 2013, according to a recent report.

OSHA policies to protect construction workers on ladders

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has policies in place to safeguard construction workers who have to use ladders on the job. Its policies are designed to protect workers in North Carolina and around the country from falling from ladders that are positioned unsafely or are being used in unsafe conditions. Construction workers who are at least six feet high on ladders must be protected.

Work accident involves fall onto hotel balcony

One of the most fearful experiences an employee may have in North Carolina is getting injured on the job. This is because a work accident can lead to injuries that cause physical pain and discomfort, or worse. It may also cause an individual to be unable to work, thus creating financial insecurity following an incident. One construction worker recently suffered injuries after a fall in another state.

Work accident causes serious injuries to construction worker

In the construction field, a wide range of dangers can put a worker in the hospital or even in the grave if the injuries are serious enough. That's why it is particularly critical for construction sites to be safely maintained, following the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If an employee ends up becoming injured in this type of work environment due to a work accident, he or she is typically entitled to workers' compensation benefits, which can help to make up for some of the individual's lost wages and help to get the necessary medical care in North Carolina.

Work accident causes serious injuries to construction worker

In the construction field, a wide range of dangers can put a worker in the hospital or even in the grave if the injuries are serious enough. That's why it is particularly critical for construction sites to be safely maintained, following the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If an employee ends up becoming injured in this type of work environment due to a work accident, he or she is typically entitled to workers' compensation benefits, which can help to make up for some of the individual's lost wages and help to get the necessary medical care in North Carolina.

North Carolina work accident leaves one dead

A North Carolina community has been shocked and saddened by the death of a construction worker outside a West McDowell school. The incident, which occurred during school hours, was fortunately not witnessed by any of the students. However, fellow construction workers have expressed their horror at the work accident that took the life of one of their own.

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