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Work accident at farm property leads to employee's injuries

Although people in the workforce in North Carolina may be trained on safety procedures and careful operation of equipment, mistakes happen. Sometimes these mistakes can lead to major injuries that force a worker to quit working for an extended period. One mistake recently led to a man’s being injured on a job site. In this out-of-state work accident scenario, the man was laboring on a farm property.

The worker was performing cleaning work at the property, officials said. He suddenly fell into an auger device, which is useful for moving crops. According to authorities, the man ended up being trapped for half an hour.

The employee, said to be 57 years old, suffered several traumatic injuries as a result of the work accident. Fortunately, however, emergency crews were able to rescue him. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his significant injuries. Health and safety officials were said to be investigating the injury incident.

Being injured in this type of work accident in North Carolina can be alarming for the employee and his or her spouse and dependents. The family naturally may worry about the welfare of the worker, especially if his or her injuries are severe, but they also might be concerned about their own financial welfare since the employee cannot work for a time. This is why purchasing workers’ compensation insurance is required for businesses in our state. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover a portion of an injured worker’s income so that instead of focusing on making ends meet, he or she can simply concentrate on becoming well.

Source:, "Waterford Worker Injured on Farm", Scott Bremner, July 16, 2014

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