North Carolina residents may be interested in a new survey from the Fast Food Workplace Safety released in March. It says that 79 percent of fast food workers have been burned at least once in the past year. At McDonald's, the fries are cooked in oil that is as hot as 335 degrees, and the hamburger oven is covered in hot grease. Recently, a group of 28 McDonald's workers filed a complaint with OSHA claiming that they received serious injuries due to being burned while on the job.
A worker in North Carolina was killed in a construction accident that took place on Nov. 13. Four other workers were also injured in the same workplace accident. According to reports, the workers had been involved in the construction of a pedestrian bridge at the northern campus of Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh.