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Construction worker injured in scaffolding collapse

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

Scaffolding can easily collapse at a construction site in North Carolina if the planks are unstable and loose, the scaffolding is unlevel or the scaffolding has been improperly secured. A scaffolding collapse may cause injuries such as dislocated bones, a spinal cord injury or organ damage. An individual was recently injured in a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in another state. 

How the construction site accident happened 

The construction accident took place at around 11:21 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. Officials reported that construction scaffolding collapsed and hung from a building’s 13th and 12th floors. Two construction workers had to be rescued following the scaffolding collapse. 

One of the two individuals suffered injuries and was taken to a medical center. Meanwhile, the other individual was released from the accident scene without injuries. Authorities said the two construction workers had safety harnesses on but were dangling from their ropes along the building’s side at the time of the rescue. One worker was pulled through a building window, while the other was pulled through the building’s edge. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the scaffolding collapse. 

How a workers’ compensation attorney may help 

A construction worker injured on the job may want to get in touch with a workers’ compensation attorney right away. An attorney in North Carolina can explain the individual’s legal rights and help him or her understand the monetary benefits to which he or she is entitled. The attorney can then guide the individual through the workers’ compensation claim filing process, ensuring that he or she meets all deadlines. The attorney will strive to ensure that the client’s best interests are protected during each phase of the claims process.