Beaufort PD identify construction worker who fell, died near Taylor Creek

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Emergency first responders reported to the scene of a construction accident on Monday morning in Beaufort.

Beaufort Police Chief Paul Burdette Jr. said Edward Wayne Turner, 42, who was working on installing a roof at a new boathouse building fell 40 feet to the ground.

The incident happened at The Boathouse at Front Street Village on Lennoxville Road.

Turner was sent to the Carteret HealthCare with life-threatening injuries. He later died of his injuries.

Other workers witnessed the accident.

The case is now being investigated by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

A spokeswoman told WNCT 9 On Your Side that state investigators will be looking to see if there were any safety violations.

According to a state fact sheet about fatal falls from a roof, investigators will look to see if there were any guardrails, any type of fall protection, any protective equipment and more.

The state could issue citations or enforce penalties if violations are found.

The spokeswoman said the police chief and the owner of the contractor notified the department. State investigators were on site on Monday.

The investigation could take three-to-four months to wrap up.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

1 thought on “Beaufort PD identify construction worker who fell, died near Taylor Creek

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s