Not every North Carolina resident is lucky enough to have a safe job with no worry of sustaining a serious work injury. While some types of injuries can happen even in an office job, chemical factories are a place where no safety measure can be ignored. If an employee is injured at the workplace, he or she may be able to file a workers' compensation claim to help cover medical expenses and lost wages incurred as a result.
There seems to be a rash of chemical plant explosions lately. Although they're not related, it may be something akin to the strange phenomenon of airplane crashes coming in two's and three's, as we've often seen in the past. The recent explosion and ensuing fire was at a chemical plant in another state. The last report was that two people were dead and 77 injured. If they're all workers, in North Carolina or anywhere else that would come to 79 cases of workers' compensation benefits.
Workplaces accidents can happen at virtually any workplace, at any time, including the state of North Carolina. The size and number of workers injured depend on a variety of situations including the type of workplace. Last week an industrial accident that made news across the county occurred in another state. The incident resulted in at least 12 deaths. In addition, more than 200 individuals were injured in the incident.
There are certain types of workplace activities that prompt the federal government to conduct investigations. One of those incidents apparently occurred earlier this month at a flour mill in North Carolina. The incident was an explosion that resulted in an injured worker. Such an occurrence may happen at workplaces in which combustible dust is present.