According to this article in the P&C, , Boeing Co. said today it will invest another $1 billion and add at least 2,000 jobs at its North Charleston 787 campus by 2020, citing steep demand for commercial airplanes over the next two decades. It is so great to see the economy starting to rebound and to see actual progress in the Lowcountry. 2000 jobs in the Charleston area will definitely help to stimulate the economy.
Unfortunately on average, according to OSHA in 2010, four out of a hundred US workers are injured every month. (http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html). With the boost in jobs will inevitably come a rise in injuries.
“Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy. American workers are not looking for a handout or a free lunch. They are looking for a good day’s pay for a hard day’s work. They just want to go to work, provide for their families, and get home in one piece.”
– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Workers Memorial Day speech April 26, 2012
If this happens to someone you know and love then please contact Callihan Lohr and Syracuse at 843-790-3476 to help navigate the process of workers compensation. Sometimes the process can be very confusing and stressful. At Callihan Lohr and Syracuse we will carry some of the burden for you and help to guide you through what is a difficult time.