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1 killed, 1 injured in separate workplace accidents at Disney

For many people in North Carolina and across the United States, a trip to Disney is a life-fulfilling event. Many people may not be fully cognizant of the thousands of workers who strive to make visits go smoothly, both in the parks and at their resorts. Unfortunately, two separate workplace accidents recently resulted in one man's death and another's injury.

Though the incidents are seemingly unrelated, they both occurred on the same day. The first happened at Disney's Pop Century Resort. Reports indicate that a 33-year-old man was killed when a utility truck jumped a curb, trapping the man underneath. He died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.

The second incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. that same day. An employee at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge reportedly suffered a fall. Though his injuries are considered non-life-threatening, he called 911 and was transported to the hospital.

Unfortunately, the implications of workplace accidents are often far reaching. Families who lose a loved one must cope with their grief in addition to managing the financial consequences created by lost wages and funeral expenses. Additionally, those injured may require medical treatment that can quickly become costly, an additional stress when victims are unable to work while they recover. However, employers are required by law to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage. Because the process can be taxing during an already stressful time, many in North Carolina who are entitled to compensation often seek an experienced professional to guide them and protect their rights at every stage of the claims process.

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