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Man killed in work accident at industrial plant

Workers in North Carolina and across the country can be injured as they complete their job responsibilities regardless of the type of job they have. Unfortunately, some occupations -- such as those related to construction -- can have additional risks in the workplace as employees work at great heights and with dangerous machinery and heavy materials. Unfortunately, reports from another state indicate that a man recently lost his life in a work accident.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. on a day in July. According to reports, the victim -- whose identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the accident -- was working for a contractor for CJ Bio America. The worker was presumably working as part of an expansion project of the company.

While many details of the incident remain unclear, reports indicate that the man was pinned underneath a steel rafter that was being put into place as part of construction. When rescue workers arrived, the man was reportedly no longer under the beam. Though he was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital, he suffered "substantial injuries" and passed away as a result.

The work accident is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and could take several months to complete. In the meantime, a family is now coping with the consequences of the unexpected death of their loved one. In addition to grief, many families in North Carolina who lose a loved one unexpectedly also face financial hardships. Though workers' compensation insurance benefits can help alleviate some of this stress, many may want help from an experienced professional to help ensure they are treated fairly.

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