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Cramerton Officials Investigate Fatal Construction Accident

fatal construction accident

Officials are conducting an investigation of a fatal construction accident which left one dead in Cramerton, North Carolina.

Details of the Fatal Construction Accident

According to The News Observer, Cramerton police tell news outlets that the victim, 49-year-old Javier Antonio Gomez-Gonzales of Charlotte, died on Thursday morning.

Gomez-Gonzales was working for Baja Exterior at a house construction site when he fell from the roof. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Chief Greg Ratchford stated that the fatal incident is not being regarded as suspicious. The North Carolina Department of Labor is also looking further into the accident.

Construction Accident Statistics

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

  • 4,821 workers were injured in on the job accidents in 2014. This averages to 92 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths each day.
  • 4,386 of the workplace fatalities that were recorded in 2014 occurred in private industry.
  • 899 worker deaths were attributed to construction accidents.
  • Among the leading causes of workplace deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Electrocutions
    • Struck by object
    • Caught-in/between

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