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Fatal factory accident under investigation

Most workers, regardless of their occupations, are committed to ensuring that all elements of their job flow smoothly. This could potentially include making repairs to machines on their own. Unfortunately, workers in North Carolina could be at risk for injury when using -- and repairing -- heavy machinery. Unfortunately, officials in a neighboring state are working to fully understand the events leading up to a fatal factory accident.

Emergency responders report that they were called to MIS Inc. one morning on a day in February. Callers indicated that a 34-year-old man had become stuck in a piece of machinery known as a "hangar blast." Unfortunately, it was determined that the man was dead when rescuers arrived at the scene.

Contractor killed in accident on the job

Millions of people drive on interstates in United States everyday. In fact, the use of major roadways is so prevalent, most people in North Carolina probably do not recognize the effort that goes into ensuring that they are driveable. Unfortunately, a contractor has recently been killed in an accident on the job while working on a Department of Transportation crew in another state.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. on a day in early February. According to reports, the victim was employed as a contractor. The crew he was working with was reportedly taking part in a pothole repair work zone that was mobile.

The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

Workers who suffer a serious head injury on the job may not be able to work for months. In fact, if the injury is severe enough, they may never be able to work again.

Fortunately, for many North Carolina workers who suffer from a head injury, workers' compensation insurance will pay for their medical care, in-home services and also offer them wage replacement benefits.

Man suffers severe burns in workplace accident

Workplace accidents happen in North Carolina and neighboring states despite the efforts of workers and their employers. Unfortunately, these accidents can leave workers suffering from serious injuries that cause a significant amount of medical bills. In fact, one man is now potentially fighting for his life after he was involved in a workplace accident.

The incident that sent the man to the hospital happened one morning on a day in late January. According to reports, the victim was working on a boiler that was outside of Ervin Architectural Products. He is said to have been attempting to light the boiler, which supplies heat and water to a building.

Factory accident results in fatality; OSHA investigates

Multiple hazards face workers in North Carolina and across the country. While organizations like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration create and enforce safety standards and most employers work hard to properly train employees and provide them with appropriate protective gear, a work-related accident can still occur. In fact, OSHA is currently working to investigate a recent fatal factory accident that happened in another state.

The incident happened one morning on a day in mid-January. The 34-year-old male victim was working at Ultra Plating at the time of the incident. According to reports, the man fell into a metal lathe that was working at the time.

Tractor-trailer driver suffers fatal workplace injuries

Any job that requires a worker to spend a significant amount of time on the interstate comes with the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Those who drive tractor-trailers in North Carolina and across the country for a living -- and their families -- are likely all too aware of the potential for harm. Unfortunately, a driver recently suffered fatal workplace injuries in an accident that took place in another state.

The crash that took the man's life happened one morning on a day in January. A state police officer who responded to the scene claims that the initial call indicated that there was a tractor-trailer that was on fire. When he arrived at the scene, however, he discovered the tractor-trailer overturned in the median with its load of industrial parts spilled into the northbound lanes.

Investigation underway after North Carolina work accident

All occupations hold some degree of risk. Even someone doing something as simple as cleaning a minor spill can ultimately be involved in a serious work accident. In fact, officials in North Carolina are currently investigating a fatal incident.

The accident happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. on a day in early January. According to reports, the incident occurred at S&D Coffee & Tea, one of the largest producers of coffee in the United States. Many details about the accident, including the identity of the victim, were not immediately released.

Should I sue my employer or file for workers' compensation?

Imagine your boss comes to work drunk, angry and violent one day. You're trying to mind your business and do your job, but he comes after you swinging -- and actually beats you up.

Your injuries are severe and they require medical care. They also happened on the job. Should you file a workers' compensation claim, or do you have the right to file another kind of action?

Officials investigate fatal work accident

Many areas of the country -- including North Carolina -- have experience with the complications that snow and ice during winter can cause. As a result, businesses and the government work hard to ensure that roads and parking lots are clear. Unfortunately, it appears that a man in a neighboring state died in a work accident while trying to do so.

The incident happened in early January and involved a 75-year-old man. While police have declined to provide details about how the accident happened, reports indicate that they discovered a man suffering from life-threatening injuries when they arrived on the scene. Reports indicate that the man had been operating a front end loader while clearing a parking lot, and some sort of contact between the man and the machinery occurred, causing his injuries.

Factory explosion sends woman to hospital

There are a variety of different risks that those who work in factories in North Carolina and across the United States face every time they report for a shift. While both employers and workers often focus on following safety procedures, accidents can still happen, especially when malfunctioning equipment is involved. Unfortunately, a woman in another state was recently transported to the hospital after she was involved in a factory explosion.

The incident happened just before 5 a.m. on a day in December. According to reports given by the fire chief, the victim was working at Kurz-Kasch, Inc., a company that manufactures plastic products for the automobile industry. The female employee is said to have been working on a machine used to coat products with epoxy.

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