Man suffers workplace injuries in warehouse accident
A warehouse features many hazards, ranging from machinery that can cause injury to heights that pose dangers in the event of a fall. For this reason, an extra sense of caution is necessary when operating in these environments. Even if a person has worked at a warehouse or construction site in North Carolina for a long time, an unexpected accident can happen if one or more people are not paying adequate attention. One man unfortunately suffered workplace injuries in a recent warehouse accident in another state.
The accident took place when the warehouse employee, who was 25 years old, was walking backward while rolling a cart. At the same time, another employee was moving backward with a forklift. The forklift hit the first worker’s left foot and injured it.
The worker was transported to a medical center. He said that his toes, ankle and foot were in pain. Federal OSHA officials were told about the accident.
Injuries from this type of incident can cause a person to be unable to work for an extended period of time, thus causing financial duress. Workers’ compensation may come in handy in these situations, which is why North Carolina businesses are typically obligated to provide this type of insurance. These insurance benefits can help to replace the individual’s lost wages while he or she recuperates from the workplace injuries that have been suffered. A worker injured on-the-job has the right to make sure that he or she receives all of the applicable benefits in a timely fashion.
Source: nj.com, “Bayonne warehouse worker injured by forklift“, Michaelangelo Conte, May 2, 2014