Man Tragically Dies After Becoming Trapped in a Grain Bin
CRESWELL, NC – According to an online news report at witn.com, a man tragically died after becoming trapped in a grain bin in Washington County, North Carolina.*
The body of a 50-year-old man was removed from a grain bin located on a farm off of United States Highway 64 outside of Creswell during the afternoon. Per authorities, the man became trapped in the grain bin in the morning hours. The State Department of Labor noted that an investigation of the accident is being conducted by their Occupation, Safety, and Heath Division.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The incident remains under investigation by authorities.
If you have been involved in an accident at work, it is important for you to take certain key steps in order to be compensated for your injuries. These are as follows:
- Notify your employer immediately following an accident, as an injured employee who does not promptly notify his or her employer, in writing, within a certain time period after the date of the accident resulting in injuries, may lose the right to workers' compensation benefits.
- Once you notify your employer of the accident, file an accident report. Many states have very short deadlines by which you must report your accident so as to be covered under workers’ compensation laws. Even if you don’t think you are injured, it is still critical to file a report so that your case is preserved at a later date should you develop injury symptoms days or months after your accident.
- Obtain medical attention immediately following an accident, even if you don’t think you are injured. If the situation warrants, go to the nearest emergency room to have yourself evaluated. If you are not seriously injured, you should ask your employer whether a certain doctor is required for evaluation or whether you can choose your own. If you are not satisfied with the doctor of your employer’s choosing, see whether you can, pursuant to the applicable law, seek a second opinion or the services of an independent doctor.
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