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.
Most residents of North Carolina probably do not spend a lot of time thinking about the jobs that are held by young people in the state. Nonetheless, a fair amount of workers to whom child labor laws apply, are employed in the state. Recently, a study into the number of deaths involving these young workers in the state of North Carolina was conducted by researchers at a university in a neighboring state.
At the ripe young age of 24, most think they are invincible and look at life and the future as full of endless possibility. For one young North Carolina man, those possibilities ended when he was involved in an accident at a landfill where he was working as a temporary employee back in 2010.