Performing frequent maintenance on all types of equipment used on project sites could be integral to reducing the risks of dangerous malfunctions. Unfortunately, equipment failure continues to play a role in many construction incidents and workers in North Carolina who encounter such hazards could be at risk of suffering severe harm in the process. Four workers suffered injuries during a recent construction accident after a section of scaffolding broke in half and prompted a fall-related incident.
Reports indicate that the fall-related incident took place on a recent Friday afternoon as four crew members were working on a new housing project. Officials have advised that they were working on a section of scaffolding when the middle section of the equipment collapsed. Reports indicate that the scaffolding failure caused all four workers to fall just over 20 feet and land on the ground below.
According to reports, all four workers were taken to nearby hospitals, two of whom are receiving treatment for severe injuries. While an investigation into the incident has been initiated, it remains unclear as to what might have caused the scaffolding to malfunction and break in half. Construction accidents involving similar hazards can prompt dangerous incidents that could leave workers with serious injuries and facing a long road to recovery.
Falls from heights
Those who suffer severe injuries during construction accidents involving a fall from heights might have concerns about the options to help protect their financial futures during the recovery process. After such an incident, a person in North Carolina might consider consulting with an attorney for assistance in evaluating the situation and in preparing to seek aid via the workers’ compensation insurance system. An attorney can help a client understand what to expect from this process and provide insight on any other sources of aid that might be applicable to his or her situation.