1 injured after being trapped under load in workplace accident

| Nov 6, 2020 | Workplace Accidents

Many individuals in North Carolina and elsewhere who are tasked with transporting loads to and from job sites may also bear the responsibility of loading and unloading materials at each destination. There are a variety of risks that may come with similar job-related duties. A recent industrial-related workplace accident in another state in which a load shifted and fell has reportedly left a man with serious injuries.

According to reports, the accident occurred on a recent Thursday morning as a man was unloading materials from the back of a tractor-trailer. Officials say that a load of rebar suddenly shifted and fell on his leg. The man reportedly became trapped between the load and the truck in the process and was forced to wait for emergency responders to arrive to be rescued.

Emergency personnel reportedly worked to secure the weight of the load before attempting to cut the man free. The process is said to have taken up to half an hour to complete and he was transported to a medical facility soon thereafter for treatment. Being caught underneath a heavy load can be dangerous enough as is, and the longer a person is forced to remain in such a position, the greater the risk of suffering severe harm in the process.

Suffering severe injuries in a workplace accident can be a harrowing process and the fallout of the incident could leave a person facing a variety of challenges in life. Those who experience the weight of costly medical expenses and time of work following a job-related incident may wish to know more about how to seek aid through the workers’ compensation insurance system. Since the process can be challenging to navigate alone, a person in North Carolina could benefit from seeking legal counsel for assistance through every stage and for guidance on any other available avenues for compensation.