Those who are employed in the construction business are aware of the dangers that lurk around every corner of the job. Even the best safety precautions cannot prevent every job-related accident. Any worker from North Carolina or any other state could potentially suffer injuries from a serious incident.
One such employee has recently suffered injuries from a fall at work. The man was working on scaffolding constructed around a new five-story apartment complex. The man was estimated to have fallen anywhere from 40 to 50 feet. Emergency crews who responded to the 24-year-old victim assessed him as a "level-one" patient, meaning he had serious injures. He was transported to the nearest medical facility.
Investigators on the scene included officials from OHSA, who are trying to determine what may have led to the man's fall. He was employed by a subcontractor specializing in masonry work on the site, but it is unclear as to what his specific duties entailed. The police investigation shut down work at the site for the rest of the day.
There has been no official update concerning either the worker's condition or what caused the accident. However, the victim will most likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits until he is able to return to duty. North Carolina employees who suffer a similar job-related accident also have access to these types of benefits. Injured workers who have suffered injury or illness caused by their job duties may seek information concerning the successful filing of a qualifying claim in the event that they have encountered any difficulties during the process.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal, "Worker hurt in fall at Downtown construction site", Nico Savidge, July 10, 2014