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Construction Worker Killed in Work-Related Accident at Rock Hill High School


A construction worker was fatally injured Saturday after being involved in a work-related accident at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, North Carolina.

About the Rock Hill Construction Accident

According to The Herald, the accident occurred on the school campus around 5:50 pm. A deputy arrived to the scene to find a man lodged in the air between the railing of a boom and railing that was attached to the high school.

After the boom was lawyer, the man collapsed backward into the boon, unconscious in not breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased has since been identified as 30-year-old Zachary Crotts of Morganton, North Carolina. Autopsy and toxicology results are pending.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. That averages to more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the workplace fatalities recorded, 4,379 occurred in private industry and 937 were linked to construction.
  • Among the leading causes of death in construction were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by Object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between

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