While there is no such thing as a “good” work accident there are most definitely some accidents that have better outcomes than others. When it comes to industrial accidents, it is not uncommon for the end result to be catastrophic. In the worst cases, it may lead to death.
This was sadly the outcome in a North Carolina industrial accident that occurred this past weekend. A 35-year-old man was involved in an accident involving a saw. He reportedly became caught in the saw while working, suffering injuries characterized as traumatic.
Immediately following the incident at the cabinet shop, the man was transported to an area hospital. It was there that he sadly died. The fatal accident has prompted an investigation by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
While it is certainly possible for workers in a variety of workplace settings to be injured, it is undeniable that certain occupations present a greater risk of such issues. Industrial settings seem to be one of those more risky workplaces. This is for a variety of reasons including the type of work being performed and the equipment used to accomplish the necessary tasks.
When a worker is injured in an industrial accident, and survives, it is highly likely that individual will seek workers’ compensation benefits while he or she heals. Once secured, such benefits provide a financial cushion so that the injured party can stop worrying about how bills will be paid, and focus on getting well.
Generally, the benefits continue until the worker is well enough to return to work in some capacity, possibly to a different job from what the worker previously held. In situations when the injuries result in a permanent disability, long-term benefits may be available. When these issues present problems, many find it helpful to secure the counsel of a workers’ compensation lawyer.
Source: WBTV, “Man dies in industrial accident in Lincoln County,” Feb. 23, 2013