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Construction worker suffers from workplace injuries
Construction accidents in North Carolina may unexpectedly lead to severe injuries and cause anxiety in the loved ones of the employees who are injured. One man experienced this firsthand when he was working at a construction site in another state. This accident leading to workplace injuries took place at an international speedway on a recent Saturday morning.
The incident occurred when authorities received word of an emergency at the track. They got to the construction area and saw that a construction worker had his head stuck between one steel bar and a motorized scissor lift. He suffered trauma to his head as a result of this accident at the grandstands, where he was working on the third level.
Before the accident happened, the man reportedly was operating the lift. Other employees had tried to help him before the firefighters arrived at the scene. The firefighters placed the man in an ambulance and took him to the hospital. The company said that safety is a chief focus at the company and that it was glad that the man was recovering from his injuries.
Healing from workplace injuries can be both emotionally and physically trying. That’s why worker’s compensation is so helpful after an accident at a job site. Through the workers’ compensation insurance that companies in North Carolina are required to buy, injured or ill employees may get benefits that restore the income lost when a person cannot work. As a result, a person can focus primarily on recovering as completely and rapidly as possible.
Source: mynews13.com, “Worker injured at Daytona International Speedway“, , April 21, 2014