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2 injured in work accident at recycling plant

Most workers in North Carolina and across the country are committed to observing all safety standards and recommendations. However, when working around heavy machinery and moving parts, it is not always possible to completely eliminate the possibility of a work accident. Unfortunately, two people were recently injured in a recent accident that happened in another state.

Rescue workers were called to the scene of All Waste Inc., described as a "massive" recycling plant, just before 11 a.m. on a day in October. The caller reported that workers had become trapped in a conveyor belt. When rescue workers arrived, one of the workers -- a woman -- had been extricated from the belt but was injured.

A second worker -- a man -- remained trapped. Rescue workers worked for approximately 30 minutes to disentangle him. Though the exact nature of his injuries are unclear, reports indicate that he was seriously injured. Police were turning away people from the work site hours after the incident occurred.

A work accident such as this can easily send a person to the hospital for an extended period of time. Even when victims are released, they may be unable to work as they continue to recover. Because medical bills and lost wages can create a significant burden for injured workers, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees. These benefits can help with many of the financial consequences of an accident. To ensure that they receive a fair settlement, many injured workers in North Carolina and across the country seek professional guidance as they navigate the compensation process.

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