Construction Worker in North Carolina Succumbs to Injuries After Freak Accident
DURHAM, NC — According to an online news report at wral.com, a construction worker from Durham, North Carolina sustained serious injuries in a freak accident that occurred back in 2017. Tragically, the man died as a result of his injuries.*
The man, aged thirty nine, was working for a local plumbing and heating company at 400 Morris Street where he was contracted by a contracting company to work on a construction site. While he was in a portable toilet, a large two hundred pound metal beam became loose and fell from the fifth floor of the construction site. This caused the portable toilet to become crushed.
The Department of Labor for the State of North Carolina indicated that a steel erection company was partially to blame for the accident. They recommended that the company face a fine of $2750 for the incident.
The family of the victim has stated that this fine is not a sufficient punishment for those who caused the death of the construction worker.
According to one family member of the construction worker, "[i]t's kind of insulting. You have a guy who's working on a job site who goes to the restroom in a port-a-john and has a beam fall on his head."
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