A North Carolina mental hospital has been fined $15,300 for failing to protect its employees from violent patients. The government-run Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro experienced at least eight employee injuries this year. The employees were injured in patient attacks or when the employee attempted to break up fights that broke out between patients or with patients and other staff.
Workplace injuries can take many forms. Some are more common than others, such as falls from scaffolding or injuries caused by defective tools. Others occur less frequently.