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Man sent to hospital following North Carolina workplace accident

Workplaces in North Carolina and across the country must follow certain standards that are in place to protect employers. If a workplace accident occurs, organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration often opt to conduct an investigation. It was not reported whether OSHA will conduct an investigation following a recent incident that sent a man to the hospital.

The victim was apparently working on a car that was on a lift on a day in early November. The car is believed to have fallen off the lift, trapping the man. Emergency services, fire and police personnel all came to the scene to aid in the rescue of the man.

A representative with the police department claims that the man was in "very serious condition" but was alive. He was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Officials are unclear how long the employee may have been trapped before he was discovered.

An injury such as the man appears to have suffered in this workplace accident will likely require a long recovery period. In addition to the medical bills associated with severe injuries, victims are often unable to work for a long period of time; depending on the severity of injuries, some workers are never able to return to work in the same capacity. To help alleviate the financial constraints of such victims and ensure that they are able to receive the necessary medical treatment, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage. A professional with experience with the compensation process can help victims in North Carolina seek a fair settlement.

Source: courier-tribune.com, "Car falls on man in workplace accident", Larry Penkava, Nov. 3, 2017

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