Investigation Underway Into Tyrrell County Worker Death

OSHA is investigating the death of a worker who fell to his death Thursday.

Tyrrell County deputies say Granville Simmons, Jr., who was also known as J.R., died while working on a roof at Cherry Farms on Highway 94 South in Columbia.

Deputies say the 30-year old from Columbia fell through a hole on the roof onto a concrete floor.

Simmons was taken to Chowan Hospital by Tyrrell EMS where he died from those injuries.

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