Worker killed in lift collapse at NC State
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A construction worker has died after a lift carrying the laborer collapsed on a North Carolina university’s campus.
A state Labor Department spokeswoman said the lift was about 35 feet in the air when dirt on the wet ground caved in around a tire Saturday, killing Tiburcio Mendoza. The accident happened at the site of a new, 185,000-square-foot sciences building at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
DPR Construction said Mendoza was a subcontractor with the company. A spokesman said DPR was working with investigators to determine the details surrounding the accident.
The university said campus police were called to the scene but aren’t investigating.
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