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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Charlotte Grocery Store – And What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensations in Related Cases


Posted on Sep 28, 2008

Many television stations and newspapers across the state have been reporting a personal injury incident that happened at a downtown Charlotte Harris Teeter grocery store on West Sixth Street. The Charlotte Police Department claims that the dangerous fumes were caused by a subcontractor who was using a propane-powered pressure cleaner to clean the store's drains.

Among those hurt were the subcontractor and two members of his cleaning crew, three store employees, four firefighters, and several members of the local emergency response team. The incident occurred before the store opened for the day. Although some have already been released from the hospital, the subcontractor is still being treated for his injuries and was originally listed as being in serious condition. No customers were injured.

What should you do if you are injured at your workplace like these employees? If you are injured in an incident similar to this one, you need to be compensated for your injuries, your hospital bills, your lost time at work, and any pain and suffering that you endured. In a case like the one above, you should be compensated from your workers' compensation insurance. Also in a case like this one, there may be another negligent party outside of your employer who is responsible for your injuries. Either way, if you are involved in a case of carbon monoxide poisoning at your place of work, I strongly encourage you to seek the professional and specialized advice of an attorney.

For more information on Workers' Compensation in North Carolina, visit our Practice Area Page on the subject.

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