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Construction worker killed in North Carolina fatal accident


Keeping workers safe and protected is an aim of the legal process. In a neighboring community north of Asheville a fatal construction accident recently claimed the life of a construction worker. The construction worker was killed when a concrete wall fell on him. The construction accident occurred when a wall company was delivering walls to a construction site and one of the walls fell while being transported from one truck to another truck.

The 53-year old construction worker was killed when the crane that was removing one wall off the trailer swung around and loaded the wall onto another truck. During the process of transferring the walls, one of the walls was unsecured on the other side and fell off, crushing the construction worker. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the fatal construction accident.

Fatal construction accidents can leave significant destruction in their wake. Families can suffer emotional and financial losses that can be overwhelming. Construction accidents in general have the ability to have a significant impact on a construction worker's life and family. Because of the serious nature of construction accidents, and the harm associated for workers and their families involved in construction accidents and fatal construction accidents, different options are available to help meet the needs of workers and their families following a construction accident.

It is important for construction workers to be familiar with the legal options and resources available following a construction accident which can include benefits for medical expenses, lost wages and death benefits, as well as possible third-party claims for negligence depending on the circumstances. The legal process, and remedies available to construction workers and their families, works to keep both workers and their families protected.

Source: Wlos.com, "Worker Killed by Falling Concrete in Madison County," Nov. 3, 2013

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