Published On: 7.8.2015 Charlotte, NC

Worker dies in scaffolding fall



The Charlotte Observer reports that a man who worked for a siding contractor fell 14 feet to his death while working on a house in Ballantyne Monday morning, authorities said. The victim had been standing on a ladder jack scaffold – a platform that rests on brackets attached to ladders. The victim, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating.