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Workers' compensation and South Carolina manufacturing plants

Many small towns across South Carolina benefit greatly from manufacturing plants that set up business locally. The jobs offered supply local residents with employment, and most often include a lucrative benefits package with health insurance and retirement benefits. Regardless of how lucrative the employment package may be, manufacturing plants are also responsible for a number of on-the-job injuries and fatalities. When those occur, the workers' compensation insurance program offers benefits to those who have been hurt, including the surviving family members of deceased victims.

A recent ammonia leak resulted in a food plant worker in another state being transported to a local hospital. She suffered facial burns from the blast. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. A hazmat worker was also taken to a local hospital where the worker was seen and treated for exhaustion.

Roughly 100 other workers were reported to be in or outside the facility at the time of the explosion. It is believed that a local water main break was also caused by the blast. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

Large facilities, abundant employees and large equipment can open the door for many workplace injuries at manufacturing plants. When injured while performing work duties, an employee can file for workers' compensation benefits. The monetary benefits can help to cover medical bills and loss of income as a direct result of the injury suffered. Surviving spouses and minor children of workers who have been fatally injured while on-the-job are entitled to death benefits. A South Carolina attorney can help workers and/or families to file a claim or appeal a denied claim, if necessary.

Source:, "Ammonia blast under investigation", July 8, 2017

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