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The Numbers on Workers’ Deaths in NC are in…but they’re wrong?

WorkersComp50_07022014The NC Department of Labor (NC DOL) reported that 35 employees were killed on the job last year, but the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) says that number isn't accurate.

In their late-April report, "North Carolina Workers Dying for a Job," NCOSH says that they estimate that number to be closer to 129 - more than 3 times what NC DOL reported.

A report by WRAL says that the difference in the reported numbers is mainly because the state doesn't count deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, workplace violence or the self-employed.

The federal audit & the outcome

The U.S. Labor Department audited North Carolina in 2010, and found that that the state "downplayed serious safety problems, issued weak fines to violators and failed to properly handle whistleblower complaints" according to the Charlotte Observer.

While the numbers are down from the previous year (53 reported by the NC DOL and 148 reported by the NCOSH for 2011), the NCOSH still does not believe the standards are strict enough.

"Clearly the absolute number of deaths has gone down...," said NCOSH Executive Director Tom O'Connor, who wrote the report. "But there are still way too many people dying in easily preventable deaths"

Was your loved one killed at work?

If you were injured on the job, or a family member was killed at work, you may qualify for a workers' compensation claim.

Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case and to find out how one of our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers may be able to help you.

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Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
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Charlotte Law Office

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-599-1078
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New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
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Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
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Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
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Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078