Worker Killed In Grimesland Bridge Construction Accident

An employee working on a state bridge project in Pitt County was killed Wednesday afternoon.

The D.O.T. says it happened at the Grimesland Bridge project when a crane dropped a large metal form some 25 feet, landing on the worker and killing him. The man worked for Rea Construction Company of Charlotte.

The company identified the victim as 28-year-old Timothy Hayes of Selma.

The company tells us he died from blunt force trauma to the head.

The D.O.T. says it, along with the Department of Labor are investigating the accident. A team of investigators was at the accident site Thursday afternoon.

Company District Manager David Grey was distraught by the situation and says Hayes was a hard-working employee.

The new bridge over the Tar River, replacing the two existing bridges on the Grimesland Bridge Road, has been under construction for less than a year.


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  • by gwen tyson Location: micro,n.c. on May 14, 2010 at 10:02 AM
    `I met timmy last year and we became friends, he would come by and sit around and talk about his granny and childres,girlfriend saying how much he loved them.He would call me big mama G. I cared 4 him alot. Sorry 4 the lost of a very dear young man that lost his life at such a young age.He will b missed by a lot of people. Gwen and Craig.B BLESSED.
  • by Timmy Location: Princeton on May 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    I used to hang out with young buc and he was always smiling and never looked at things to be to much of a challenge for him, I hear he was attending a church faithfully so I feel a peace about his passing over. He is with the LORD now and will never feel the pains of this world again, he is now reunited with all the family that passed over before him. I looked forward to seeing him again in glory, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. I will pray for his family and all those who are close to him. This life is but a vapor, we must prepare eternity by accepting God's gift of salvation. GOD BLESS EVERYONE!
  • by Char Location: Kenly,nc on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    Me and Vern knew Tim for years Vern knew him better then me and considered him a best friend. Our hearts go out to his family and children. May god bless them in every way and help them through this.
  • by Victoria Location: princeton,nc on Apr 28, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BABY! ME AND THE KIDS MISS YOU SO MUCH! PLEASE KEEP WATCHING OVER US. I FEEL YOU HERE EVERYDAY. LOVE, VICTORIA,KAYLA, AND MADDY
  • by kasey Location: rosewood on Apr 28, 2010 at 06:20 AM
    you were chads bestfriend he loved you so much. i dont know how he is going to do it without you...your going be missed so much...you'll always be in our hearts...rip..young buc...
  • by linda stephenson Location: smithfield,nc on Apr 26, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    Thanks for all the prayers. It has been a very tough time. I miss and love you Timmy.
  • by Sue W Location: Clayton,NC on Apr 25, 2010 at 08:22 PM
    My prayers go out to the the family of timothy.You will never forget but each day that passes will get a little easier.God had another work for him.Remember to put God first and you will see him again in a better world.Hear in this world is nothing compared to Heaven.
  • by Mr & Mrs J Stephenson Location: KS on Apr 25, 2010 at 01:30 PM
    My deepest sympathy to the family, I'm going to miss my hunting and fishing buddy. Love, Uncle Jay
  • by Sophia Location: Goldsboro,NC on Apr 25, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    I also knew Timmy, he was my cousin's boyfriend, awesome dad and good friend to many people. The last time I saw him was at Easter dinner with our family. He will always be missed and never forgotten.
  • by sylvia Location: smithfield mc on Apr 24, 2010 at 04:49 PM
    thanks for all prays today was a very sad day but god help our family my nephew was loved by all thank you god bless
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