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Man killed in workplace accident

It is often difficult to predict when an unexpected hazard will arise, especially in a North Carolina workplace. While certain safety precautions can be taken, all hazards in a workplace can not be removed at all times. Unfortunately, a man recently passed away in what appears to be a workplace accident.

The incident happened in another state. Reports indicate that the victim was a 40-year-old man who worked as a pool maintenance worker. Members of the fire department reportedly found the man floating upside down in the shallow end of an industrial pool.

As with most fatal industrial accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also called to the scene. Representatives from the organization have since launched an investigation. The medical examiner was also notified of the incident. While it is unclear exactly what may have led to the man's death, reports indicate that they body showed no signs of foul play or trauma.

While officials work to understand the events leading up to the man's death -- including determining whether any workplace safety or health standards were violated leading up to a workplace accident -- the family of the deceased victim must work to come to terms with the news of the unexpected loss of their loved one. Unfortunately, many people in North Carolina who have lost a loved one in such a manner have also faced financial instability as a result of lost wages and funeral expenses. Though employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage, many families may have difficulty determining what would be a fair settlement. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can help.

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