Falling objects are a type of safety issue that remains a prevalent concern in the construction industry and the fallout of such incidents can take a devastating toll on a person’s life. Workers in North Carolina who are struck by and trapped underneath a collapsed object may suffer serious or permanent harm in the process and the accident could leave them facing various hardships in life. A man in another state was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries in a construction accident involving a structural collapse in another state.
The incident reportedly took place just before 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday on the site of a project to build a new farmer’s market. According to reports, the man was performing job-related tasks when a part of the structure suddenly collapsed and hit him. Emergency responders say that upon arriving at the scene, they found him trapped underneath the object.
Reports indicate that he was rescued from the rubble and airlifted to a medical facility for treatment of severe leg and face injuries. An investigation into the incident is reportedly underway but no further details were provided as to what might have caused the collapse to occur. However, officials have stated that this is not the first time a structural collapse has taken place at the site of the project.
Suffering serious injuries in a construction accident involving similar scenarios can be a devastating experience and the outcome thereof could affect various aspects of one’s life. Along with any physical pain and suffering involved, the costs of medical care and the possibility of losing wages during recovery are examples of issues that could place a significant strain on a person’s financial future. Following such an incident, a person in North Carolina could benefit from speaking with an experienced attorney for advice on all the available options for compensation and assistance in preparing to take the necessary steps to protect his or her future interests.