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December 2018 Archives

Industrial accidents: Fatal incident under investigation

Most employers in North Carolina are dedicated to protecting the safety of their workers. However, when working with heavy machinery, industrial accidents can still happen. In fact, a man recently lost his life in a work accident in another state.

Man's arm forcefully amputated in construction accident

Most people in North Carolina are aware that all jobs hold some degree of risk. The degree of risk varies, however, according to the type of occupation and the equipment needed to complete job-related tasks. For example, construction workers could face additional risks as they use the heavy machinery. In fact, a recent construction accident in another state has left a man facing a serious injury.

Workers' compensation ruling in another state could set precedent

The attitude toward marijuana has shifted tremendously in the United States over the course of the last decade. More states are allowing the use of medical marijuana for health purposes with some even allowing it for recreational use. However, changing state laws can create legal questions regarding workers' compensation benefits. A recent ruling in another state could provide those in other areas of the country -- including North Carolina -- guidance regarding whether an employee injured in a work accident who tests positive for marijuana should receive workers' compensation benefits.

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