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Job site accident causes non-fatal injuries for 2 men

A Massachusetts job site accident can be frightening and overwhelming, especially when workers suffer injuries. At the Allcoat factory in Wilmington, a flash fire recently inflicted non-fatal injuries on two workers. It was originally reported that there was an explosion at the manufacturing plant, but it was determined that the job site accident was a sudden fire.

One of the men was taken to receive medical treatment after the fire. It is not apparent if the other victim sustained injuries that required medical treatment. The Massachusetts firefighters who responded to the call stated that there did not seem to be any damage to the building. However, the fire incident is still under investigation. At this time, it is assumed by the Allcoat leadership that the flash fire was accidental.

Even when a job site is accidental and not specifically related to safety hazards, it is still possible that the workers could be eligible for workers' compensation. The workers were reportedly injured while in the course of performing their normal job duties, and the blaze could have been caused by a buildup of static electricity. The company claims that it has the highest standards of health and safety for its employees.

Workers' compensation is a state regulated insurance benefit program designed to provide financial relief to workers and their families after a worker is injured or killed on the job. Most employers in Massachusetts are required to provide this basic insurance benefit, and injured workers have the right to investigate their right to coverage and to file claims seeking relief for medical expenses, related costs and even a lost income package for any time missed from work while recovering. In those circumstances where a worker is killed in a job site accident, death benefits are typically available to the victim's dependents.

Source: Wilmington Town Crier, Two men injured in flash fire, Jon Bishop, March 15, 2014

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