Durham, NC (January 25, 2022) – On Monday, January 24, a worker was killed in a fatal workplace accident at a building in Durham.
According to the North Carolina Department of Labor, the accident happened at the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutic building. A male worker was working with several other individuals when he suddenly fell. The exact circumstances of the fall are not yet known.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The male worker, who has not yet been identified, was traumatically injured in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
State officials were called to the scene to inspect the building, ceasing work in that area for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in North Carolina
Workplaces are supposed to be safe at all times. When a worker arrives on the job, they should have the knowledge that their employer is going to do whatever they can to keep them safe from harm. In 2020, it was reported that 64,900 workplace injuries and illnesses happened in North Carolina workplaces. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 186 people were killed in fatal workplace accidents. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal workplace accident, you and your family may be feeling confused and alone. These fatalities can happen in the blink of an eye, turning lives upside-down. Some of the leading causes of workplace fatalities include the following:
- Being struck by equipment
- Struck by job-related vehicles
Losing a loved one in a workplace accident can affect your life in many ways. You and your family should always have the help of an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one in a workplace accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Facing these losses can leave you in a difficult position that you are unable to face on your own. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you are also unable to answer. Luckily, with the help of a Durham wrongful death attorney, you can move forward knowing your rights are being protected.
Durham Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you move forward after you have lost someone you love in an accident. A fatal workplace accident can be both overwhelming on emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys are no stranger to the workers’ compensation system. We will stand by your side and help you work toward results when it comes to your claim. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Durham at (252) 777-2222 for more information on how we can assist you at this time.
Notes: Our team of writers uses a variety of outside and secondary sources to create these posts. These sources include news stories, police incident reports, social media platforms, state police news bulletins, as well as eyewitness accounts that report about the injuries related to accidents throughout North Carolina. For that reason, the details about this accident have not been independently confirmed or verified. If you identify any information that is not correct, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If for any reason you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove the post as soon as possible.
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