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Workers' comp may help those injured in workplace accidents

Though many individuals enjoy their jobs immensely, carrying out certain duties could put workers at risk of injury. Unfortunately, most workplace accidents occur unexpectedly without much time for individuals to react. As a result, serious injuries may result that leave employees wondering how they will deal with the aftermath when it comes to recovering and dealing with the financial impacts. 

Georgia residents may be interested in an accident that recently took place out of state. The incident occurred at a plant that produces cement trucks and refuse trucks and employs approximately 1,000 people. Reports stated that an explosion took place in the paint shop area of the plant. Luckily, many of the workers who are usually in that area were away from the plant undergoing training exercises. 

Still, the incident resulted in six individuals suffering injuries. Two workers had to be taken from the scene by helicopter, and another two were taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital. The two remaining individuals were treated at the scene. The conditions of the workers who were hospitalized were not available at the time of the report. 

Explosions are always serious events, and it was lucky that only a few workers were injured in this accident. However, the workers who were seriously injured may still face considerable hardships as a result of the incident. Georgia residents who have been injured in workplace accidents may also face similar difficulties, but there is a chance that workers' compensation could help financially. Therefore, individuals may wish to find out more information on how to potentially work toward obtaining those benefits.

Source: muskogeephoenix.com, "6 people injured in explosion at Minnesota truck plant", Jan. 11, 2017

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