Most people dread seeing the flashing lights of a police officer in their rearview mirrors. Despite this, many people in North Carolina recognize that most police officers enforce traffic laws to ensure everyone's safety and often put their own lives at risk while doing so. Unfortunately, a police officer in another state recently lost his life due to workplace injuries suffered while conducting what likely began as a routine traffic stop.
It is often difficult to predict when an unexpected hazard will arise, especially in a North Carolina workplace. While certain safety precautions can be taken, all hazards in a workplace can not be removed at all times. Unfortunately, a man recently passed away in what appears to be a workplace accident.
Any job that requires a worker to spend a significant amount of time on the interstate comes with the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Those who drive tractor-trailers in North Carolina and across the country for a living -- and their families -- are likely all too aware of the potential for harm. Unfortunately, a driver recently suffered fatal workplace injuries in an accident that took place in another state.
It is in the best interests of employers to go to great lengths to protect their employees. Unfortunately, even those workplaces in North Carolina that carefully follow recommendations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can experience a workplace accident. For example, a man in another state recently suffered a fatal crush injury in an industrial accident.
A forest fire often requires a great deal of effort. Even after firefighters have battled to put a forest fire in North Carolina out, for example, there typically must be efforts to repair the land. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently passed away as a result of a head injury that he suffered as he worked with helicopter crews following a massive fire in another state.
There are many known safety risks in a variety of different workplaces. However, many people in North Carolina may overlook the multiple different hazards that those who work with large pieces of machinery might face. Unfortunately, a streetsweeper in another state recently suffered fatal workplace injuries.
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During the summer months, employers and officials all around the country are concerned about protecting workers from heat stress. Unfortunately, a person in North Carolina who is overexposed to heat can ultimately experience serious heat-related illnesses. While people who fall victim to the heat may qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits, officials nationwide are issuing tips on avoiding it.
The unexpected death of a loved one is never an easy event for surviving family members in North Carolina. In addition to coping with their grief, they must also cope with the financial ramifications of their loss. One out-of-state family is likely still coming to terms with the news that their loved one was a victim of a fatal workplace accident.
If you work in the construction industry, you likely work with a variety of power tools throughout your day. On the one hand, power tools certainly make your job easier to perform. But on the other, these handy tools can cause injuries that could severely limit your ability to work in the field of construction.