Tragic Accident in Topsail Beach Kills Worker
TOPSAIL BEACK, NC- Witn.com writes that a worker is dead following an accident at a construction site in Topsail Beach. The town is currently working on a beach nourishment and channel dredging project.*
The incident took place in the late morning at Drum Avenue’s intersection with Ocean Boulevard when the victim was working on unloading pipeline.Reports indicate that the man was an employee of a trucking company that was contracted out of Texas. The authorities have not yet released information regarding the identity of the victim. The project is a response to the damage caused to the area by Hurricane Mathew. FEMA is spending seven million dollars on cleaning up the site. The work is taking place near Surf City, and officials believe it will be finished by the end of next month.
Work-related incidents are investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In the decades since OSHA was founded, the number of workplace fatalities has dropped significantly. Unfortunately, many people still die in preventable workplace incidents every year.
Construction is considered the deadliest field to work in out of all private sector industries. Workers in this area face frequent hazards, including using power tools, large machinery and working on tall buildings. Falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects, and being pinned in-between or crushed by objects are the leading causes of accidental construction site deaths. Together, these causes of death are referred to as construction’s “fatal four,” and OSHA writes that by eliminating these deadly incidents, hundreds of lives could be spared each year. Preventing work-related deaths is a matter of following strict safety guidelines and rules.
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Sources:https://www.witn.com/content/news/Worker-dies-in-beach-nourishment-project-accident-at-North-Topsail-Beach-567340651.html and https://www.osha.gov/data/commonstats