Authorities have released the name of a construction worker killed in an excavation accident on Monday.
WITN News reports that Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight has identified the deceased construction worker as 36-year-old Edward Webb. The victim died while installing an overflow pipe at a new pond on Red Barn Lane outside of Rocky Mount.
The accident occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. The sheriff added that Webb became ensnared under the dirt, and they had to recover his body.
The death is currently being investigated by The North Carolina Department of Labor.
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):