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Man killed in tragic creek accident at construction site

Construction workers are exposed to hazards almost every day. They often perform tasks that are dangerous, such as building bridges at a height or wading into cool or frigid waters to do repairs. When safety protocols are followed, there should be no accidents. If a loved one is hurt because someone fails to do so, then that's a major concern.

Workers and their families can generally seek workers' compensation after an accident results in injuries or a death. The benefits help cover expenses that were unexpected, and it's something this person's family might consider. A construction worker in Fayetteville passed away after an accident in which the machinery he was working on tipped over, forcing him into a nearby creek. The man's body was discovered around 2:00 p.m., on Nov. 29, according to local news sources.

The man had worked for Fayetteville Public Works Commission for 13 years before this accident. He was working in Stewart Creek when the accident took place. He had been fixing a bridge that had sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew. Following the machine tipping, the man was lost in the creek. The investigators from the North Carolina Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Department have indicated that an investigation has begun into the incident.

It took several hours for emergency responders to find the man. Divers had to come in to search the bed of the creek. It isn't clear exactly how he passed away, but there will likely be more updates about the accident in the upcoming days as the investigation takes place in North Carolina.

Source: CBS WNCN, "Fayetteville construction worker dies after machinery flips," Nov. 29, 2016

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