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Contractor killed in accident on the job

Millions of people drive on interstates in United States everyday. In fact, the use of major roadways is so prevalent, most people in North Carolina probably do not recognize the effort that goes into ensuring that they are driveable. Unfortunately, a contractor has recently been killed in an accident on the job while working on a Department of Transportation crew in another state.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. on a day in early February. According to reports, the victim was employed as a contractor. The crew he was working with was reportedly taking part in a pothole repair work zone that was mobile.

Unfortunately, reports indicate that the worker was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of an interstate. He reportedly died at the scene of the accident. While many of the details of the accident are unclear, the incident remains under investigation.

Regardless of the type of occupation, the risk of becoming the victim of an accident on the job is significant. The consequences of such accidents can vary widely, but many people in North Carolina face a long recovery that requires costly medical treatment; in this case, the end result was the unexpected death of a worker. Those who lose loved ones in such accidents may struggle with the financial ramifications of their loss, including funeral costs and lost wages. Because of the potential financial harm workplace accidents can cause, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage, which can help families fulfill their financial responsibilities. To ensure a fair settlement, many people consult with a professional with experience with the compensation process.

Source: wtvr.com, "VDOT contractor struck and killed in I-95 accident", Carter Johnson, Feb. 3, 2018

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