Scaffolding remains a constant fixture on many construction project tasks and such equipment can play a vital role in operations. However, if scaffolding is not property erected or maintained, the risks of a collapse may be ever-present and such safety issues could place the safety of workers in North Carolina at substantial risk. A recent construction accident involving a scaffolding collapse has left a construction worker in another state with serious injuries.
According to reports, emergency responders were notified of the accident at around 10 a.m. on a recent Friday. Officials say that a worker was performing job tasks within a trench in the basement of a building when a section of nearby scaffolding collapsed. This reportedly caused nearly sixty pounds of metal to fall around 15 feet and hit the worker.
Emergency responders say that the metal hit the man in the back and they advised that they were able to rescue him soon after arriving at the scene. Reports indicate that he suffered injuries in the incident and was transported to a nearby medical facility. No further information was provided as to what might have caused the scaffolding to collapse.
After a construction accident
A construction accident involving similar safety hazards can pose a dire threat to one’s health and safety. Those who suffer severe injuries during such an incident may also face a variety of financial challenges, such as a potential loss of wages while out of work during recovery. Following the accident, a person in North Carolina might benefit from speaking with an attorney for guidance in preparing to protect his or her financial future and assistance in navigating the workers’ compensation insurance process.