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OSHA Starts Review After Charlotte Airport Construction Worker Fatally Electrocuted

Construction Worker is Fatally Electrocuted at Charlotte Airport

A worker died during a construction accident at Charlotte Douglas International Airport early Monday, authorities said. Rosendin Electric, a company based in San Jose, California, filed a report at 10 a.m. Monday confirming the death with the North Carolina Department of Labor. John Mallow, spokesman for the Department of Labor, said the death was caused by electrocution.

The employee was found unresponsive at the construction site, Rosendin spokeswoman Salina Brown told The Charlotte Observer Tuesday afternoon. Brown also said OSHA and the company are investigating the death, in addition to the state.

Paramedics received a call at 12:55 a.m. Monday related to cardiac arrest, Mecklenburg EMS spokeswoman Grace Nelson said. Police were called to the airport at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Mike Allinger told the Observer Tuesday. Firefighters and paramedics treated the worker at the scene before he was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

A doctor pronounce the patient dead at the hospital, Allinger said. The worker’s identity has not been released and the Labor Department is investigating the incident, Mallow said.

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