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Man suffers fatal crush injury during workplace accident

It is in the best interests of employers to go to great lengths to protect their employees. Unfortunately, even those workplaces in North Carolina that carefully follow recommendations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can experience a workplace accident. For example, a man in another state recently suffered a fatal crush injury in an industrial accident.

Fatal workplace accident remains under investigation

All occupations hold some degree of risk. While both employers and employees in North Carolina often take measures to prevent a workplace accident, hazards can appear in unexpected ways. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident in another state is currently under investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

Man dies from head injury caused by falling debris

A forest fire often requires a great deal of effort. Even after firefighters have battled to put a forest fire in North Carolina out, for example, there typically must be efforts to repair the land. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently passed away as a result of a head injury that he suffered as he worked with helicopter crews following a massive fire in another state.

Workers' compensation: When is insurance required?

The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act dictates that specific classifications of employers must maintain workers' compensation insurance to pay for the medical care required by employees hurt on the job. This insurance will also pay for wage replacement benefits if a worker is too injured by an on-the-job injury to perform his or her job duties.

Construction worker killed by suspected drunk driver

The dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are well-known thanks to the efforts of multiple public service announcements. Unfortunately, people in North Carolina and across the country continue to make decisions that put their lives and the lives of others they may encounter at risk. In fact, a construction worker in another state recently passed away after police say he was struck by a car driven by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol.

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