Brain injuries most common in construction industry

A recent study into traumatic brain injury and workplace accidents reveals that people working in the construction industry are the most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

The study, The Epidemiology of Fatal Occupational Traumatic Brain Injury, was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  The Current Population Survey and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injury were used in the study.

Construction worker fatalities were most often caused by falls, followed by motor-vehicle accidents.

Employers are required to follow certain safety and health regulations.  Construction employers should also take extra precautions if workers are exposed to dangerous work or work environments, mechanical irritants, radiological hazards, and chemical hazards.

If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a workplace accident, contact the Raleigh head and brain injury lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC at 919-851-3311 to discuss your case.

Lowe’s worker killed from head injury

An employee at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in south Charlotte died after suffering a head injury in a workplace accident.

Reports indicate that the tragic accident occurred at around 10:30 in the morning on Sunday, June 12th when a garage door in a warehouse next to the main store fell and hit the 35-year old worker in the head.  Lowe’s officials are unsure of what caused the garage door to fall, but investigators will be looking into the fatal accident.

Paramedics transported the injured Lowe’s employee to Carolina Medical Center where he passed away shortly after the accident at 10:53 A.M.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.