Private contractors involved in fatal North Carolina work accident at Fort Bragg

A contractor was killed and two other were injured in a live-fire training accident at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the Associated Press reported.

Contractors who are involved in a North Carolina work accident may be able to collect damages from a number of sources. While this case will undoubtedly be complicated by the fact that the accident occurred on a military base owned by the federal government, the employees actually worked for Echota Technologies, a defense contractor based in Alcoa, Tennessee. Anyone injured on the job is entitled to benefits by filing a North Carolina workers’ compensation claim.

The Greensboro Daily Reflector reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation. The contractor died at Womack Army Medical Center as a result of a gunshot wound.

A second contract employee was shot and wounded and was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. A soldier was also wounded.

While the Army is conducting its own investigation, the regional OSHA office began an independent investigation on Wednesday. The agency is looking into the accident because the victims included employees who worked for a company in the private sector.

A representative of the company said the employees do not carry weapons and only provide range and maintenance support.

The North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at Lee & Smith represent clients injured in work accidents throughout the state, including Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville and Thomasville. Contact the Law Offices of Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.

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