Some North Carolina employers may not realize that the requirements for reporting workplace incidents involving fatalities and injuries that warrant hospitalization became more stringent on Jan. 1, as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Previously, employers were only required to report incidents involving three or more workers, and employers with 10 or fewer workers were exempt from these requirements altogether.
No one in North Carolina goes to work and expects something to go wrong. Unfortunately, a workplace accident can occur at any time. Reportedly, seven workers have recently suffered a workplace injury after an explosion that may have been caused by machine failure.