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Construction worker killed when heavy machinery malfunctions

Schools are a necessary part of education in North Carolina and across the country. An appropriate setting to learn is a key ingredient to ensure that young minds are able to learn. A great deal of effort often goes into constructing and maintaining these buildings, with workers potentially facing a great deal of risk. Unfortunately, a construction worker in another state was recently killed in a work-related accident.

The incident happened on a day in October at around 2 p.m. According to reports, the 55-year-old victim was operating a crane that was attached to a flatbed truck. The man is said to have been outside of the equipment while operating it.

Unfortunately, some sort of malfunction is believed to have occurred. Part of the equipment reportedly struck the male worker, and he died at the scene. Officials are still investigating the incident. The victim's identity was not immediately released following the accident.  

The loss of a loved one is never an easy event, but an unexpected loss such as this can be especially devastating. Families are never emotionally prepared for such a loss, and many are also financially unable to cope with the financial complications created by funeral expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, a construction worker often faces many potential hazards while completing their job responsibilities. In fact, all occupations hold some degree of risk. As a result, employers in North Carolina and across the country are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits that can help workers -- or surviving family members in the event of a fatality -- cope with the fallout of a workplace accident.

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