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2 killed in electrical accident at construction site

When people in North Carolina move into a new home, they may not fully appreciate the work and effort that went into its creation. In fact, construction workers often face multiple risks. While certain safety precautions can be put into place, an accident with injury can still occur. In fact, two construction workers were recently killed in an electrical accident in another state.

The incident happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. on a day in October. According to reports, a subcontractor crew was laying a concrete foundation. The project was part of the construction of a new home. One of the victims was reportedly controlling a boom with a tethered remote control while the other was cleaning the truck.

The boom reportedly struck a power line, electrocuting the two men. A witness waiting at a nearby bus stop said she could see the one of the men lying on the ground, not moving. Three other workers in the area were not injured.

As a result of this electrical accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be contacted and will likely conduct an investigation into the incident. Though the victims' employer could face fines, citations, or both, if workplace violations are discovered, such an outcome will do little to help the families of the two men as they cope with the unexpected emotional and financial complications of their loss. Though the families may be entitled to workers' compensation employment benefits, they may be unsure of the process. Often, those in a similar situation in North Carolina choose to seek professional guidance when facing the compensation process.

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