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December 2018 Archives

Winter weather can increase likelihood of workplace accidents

The winter months can be a busy time for employees of many kinds. Though retail employees immediately come to mind, it can also be a busy time for those in construction or manufacturing work here in North Carolina. This time of year can bring added stress to a workplace, especially in hazardous weather conditions. There are several things that employers can do in order to minimize the potential for workplace accidents.

Construction worker accident results in death, OSHA investigation

The construction industry is the source for many jobs here in North Carolina and all over the country. Though construction work is a necessary part of modern life, it can still pose risks to employees, particularly if construction companies take any shortcuts when it comes to safety. A construction worker accident can have disastrous consequences, as a recent out-of-state accident makes clear.

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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