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Woman killed in workplace accident at commercial bakery

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2022 | Workers' Compensation |

Among the most dangerous jobs in America include those in industrial settings. Whether in a factory, plant or some other large-scale commercial location, workers can suffer serious, even fatal, injuries working around heavy machinery. Sadly, a young woman in North Carolina recently lost her life in a workplace accident at a commercial bakery.

Accident details

Reports state the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The incident happened at a commercial bakery near Clayton. Apparently, the woman, 22, was killed as she was working on an industrial machine.

No word was given as to exactly what caused the accident or how the woman was killed. The company has been in business since 2011, and the report did not specify whether other work-related accidents have happened at the location. The accident is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Survivor benefits

North Carolina like most other states, requires employers who employ three or more employees to carrying workers’ compensation insurance. In the cases where the workplace accident caused the death of an employee, surviving family members are entitled to receive death benefits from the workers’ compensation program to help with things like medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages and other financial hardships. Surviving family members of those killed in workplace accidents, like the family of this unfortunate victim, can increase their chances of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation they deserve by working closely with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.