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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.

Unfortunately, an explosion occurred while she was working on the machine. Emergency responders reportedly transported her to a local high school before she was flown to the hospital. While the cause of the explosion is unclear, a representative for Kurz-Kasch claims that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident.

The average employee is often unprepared for the expenses associated with a factory explosion such as this. Because medical bills, in addition to lost wages, can quickly become overwhelming, North Carolina and other states require that employers provide workers' compensation insurance benefits -- coverage that can aid injured workers and their families with many of the expenses associated with a workplace accident. Many who deserve these benefits often seek the guidance of a professional with experience with the compensation process to ensure fair treatment.

Source: timesreporter.com, "Woman flown to Akron hospital after industrial accident at Kurz-Kasch in Newcomerstown", Nancy Molnar, Dec. 22, 2017

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