A North Carolina doctor is one of five people confirmed dead after a plane crashed in Thomson Georgia at around 8 p.m. on February 20 according to an article from WRAL. There were seven total people on board and the only two survivors were the pilot and another male passenger.
The five people dead all had connections to a clinic in Augusta, Georgia. Among them were a surgeon, two ultrasound technicians, a nurse and a secretary. The surgeon was a regular traveler to the clinic in Augusta. The passengers were traveling for work when the plane crashed.
The plane was forced to abort its landing for an unknown reason and crashed into a sixty foot utility pole shortly after. The pole broke one of the wings and caused a fuel leak which ignited the plane. The plane eventually crash landed in a field about a mile away from the airport.
Work and work related travel can be dangerous even in professions that may not seem so. There can be dangers in any work place because accidents can happen any anytime.
It is important to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney if you have been injured in a work related accident because you may be entitled to compensation due to your injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident at, or traveling to work, please call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case and to find out how our North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers may be able to help you.