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2 killed, 1 injured in workplace accident at potash plant

An industrial accident can happen regardless of the type of work being performed. Even when workers in North Carolina and other areas of the country strive to ensure that their work setting is as safe as possible, a workplace accident can still occur. Unfortunately, a recent accident in another state shows the potential harm that such an incident can create.

The incident is said to have happened one afternoon on a day in November. According to reports, it was first reported as an explosion. However, it appears that the workers involved were using industrial equipment at a potash plant owned by Intrepid when the equipment touched a power line.

Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene. A third was found breathing but unconscious. He was transported to the hospital in a helicopter, listed in critical condition. A representative for the company claims that operations were shut down until an initial investigation can be completed.

Unfortunately, two families must cope with the news of the unexpected loss of their loved ones. The surviving man may be facing a long road to recovery and may never be able to return to work in the same capacity, depending on his injuries. Lost wages, funeral expenses and medical costs often create an additional level of stress for families already undergoing a difficult time. Though states -- including North Carolina -- require that employers provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to protect employees and their families financially in the event of a workplace accident such as this, many people are unfamiliar with the compensation process and unclear as to what exactly they are entitled. As such, they may choose to turn to an experienced professional for help.

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