Hendersonville, NC (January 13, 2021) – Around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 13, a fatal construction accident took place in Hendersonville.
Hendersonville officials confirmed that the accident took place at an unidentified location early Wednesday morning. Construction workers were conducting work at a site close to the parking lot of a local business when a retaining wall fell on the workers.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. One person was pronounced dead and four others were injured as a result of the accident. Two people were severely injured and transported by medical helicopter. Their identities are not yet known.
The area was closed off for a period of time until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Construction Accidents in North Carolina
Workplaces are supposed to be some of the safest places in the entirety of North Carolina but, unfortunately, these areas are a hotspot for serious accidents. In fact, the construction workplace is known for being especially dangerous and a place where some of the most horrific, life-threatening accidents occur. Every year, approximately 178 victims lose their lives in North Carolina workplace accidents. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident and believe that another party is to blame, you have options moving forward.
The United States Census Bureau has reported that over 3.8 million people work in North Carolina workplaces. Because of this, it is to be expected that injuries and fatalities will result from North Carolina workplace accidents every single year. These incidents occur due to many different reasons including defective equipment, falls, unsafe work conditions, and more. If you have lost somebody close to you and you are grieving your losses, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to keep up with the bills. It is important that you seek the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys are here to help you after you have lost somebody close to you due to a workplace accident. Our attorneys strive to help you work toward compensation that will help you and your family during these difficult times such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. You have many options and should never have to stand alone during these complex times. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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