There are a multitude of factors to consider when addressing the topic of safety on any construction project site, one of which could pertain to the presence of dangerous terrain. Construction projects in North Carolina or elsewhere that take place on steep terrain can be somewhat hazardous in nature, especially if there are heavy-duty vehicles involved. A construction accident involving similar concerns in another state has reportedly left a worker with internal injuries.
According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Saturday as construction crews were working on a project to install a pipeline. Officials say the incident began when a heavy-duty truck that was parked on a steep slope suddenly became dislodged. The truck proceeded to roll down the slope and hit a nearby worker.
Officials advised that emergency responders were able to rescue the worker and airlift him to a nearby medical facility. The worker reportedly remains hospitalized and is receiving treatment for internal injuries. While the incident is currently under investigation, no further details were provided as to what might have caused the truck to become dislodged and roll into the path of workers.
After a construction accident occurs
Construction accidents involving such circumstances can pose a significant threat to the health and safety of everyone nearby. Those who suffer serious or permanent injuries in such an incident may also face a variety of financial hardships during the recovery period. Following the incident, a person in North Carolina might consider consulting with an experienced attorney for advice on all his or her available options and assistance in navigating every step of the workers’ compensation insurance system process.