Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte understand the devastation serious burn injuries can cause. In this case a flash fire is blamed for the accident. In such cases, a family should contact an experienced attorney immediately to discuss their rights — either at home or in the hospital.
Burn injuries can lead to infection, scarring, disfigurement and long-term health complications.
In this case, the employee at the State Coach Trail facility suffered burns to his face and arms and was taken to Moses Cone Hospital for treatment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports workplace fires or explosions killed 113 employees in 2009.
The preliminary investigation suggests vapor ignited but cause of the accident remains under investigation. Fire crews responded to help ventilate the building; the report indicates the building’s ventilation system kicked on shortly after the fire started. Poor ventilation is a leading cause of fires or explosions in the workplace. Exposure to harmful substances or chemicals is another danger that can be exacerbated by poor ventilation.
If you are dealing with a work accident in North Carolina or are dealing with a worker’s compensation or disability claim, contact the Law Offices of Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.