Worker killed at construction site in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A worker was killed around 9:20 a.m. Monday at a construction site in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

The incident happened at a construction site on U.S. 421 near Peace Haven Road, said Lt. A.J. Santos of the Winston-Salem Police Department.

The incident happened as workers were installing concrete wall slats used for sound barriers. While offloading one of them, the load shifted and a wall fell off and fell on the worker.

The worker has not yet been identified, but the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the person killed was not an NCDOT employee. Family was being notified.

N.C. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division was contacted and a spokesperson said the division will open an investigation to determine if any occupational safety and health standards were violated.

An investigation can take anywhere from a few weeks to six months, according to NCDOL.

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