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1 killed in construction accident involving trench collapse

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2023 | Workers' Compensation |

There may be numerous types of job-related tasks that might require construction workers to operate within trenches. However, even if this is necessary, working within a trench can also prove somewhat hazardous, as a collapse could place the lives of workers in North Carolina in jeopardy. Reports indicate that a worker in another state was killed during a recent construction accident involving a trench collapse. 

Trench collapse 

Reports indicate that the incident occurred on a recent Friday as a man was working on a project to upgrade a sewer system. He was reportedly working within a trench when the trench collapsed and trapped him underneath. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders started working to rescue him from the dirt but they say that he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.  

While an investigation into the incident is underway, no further information was provided as to what might have caused the trench to collapse. Construction accidents involving similar scenarios can carry dire or even fatal ramifications. Families who lose a loved one in such a way may be left facing various challenges in life and while the emotional grief may ease with time, the financial toll could be another matter entirely. 

Loss of a loved one 

Losing a loved one in a fatal construction accident can be a devastating experience and the financial challenges that could arise might place a significant strain on one’s life. Those who experience such a loss could choose to speak with an attorney for advice on their available options and on what the workers’ compensation insurance system might have to offer. An attorney in North Carolina can evaluate the situation a client is facing and assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation achievable via every appropriate outlet.