Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Worker with Wright Brothers Construction Co. died after he fell from a bridge near Emerald Rock Road on U.S. Highway 64 in NC

ASHEBORO, North Carolina —

A contractor for Wright Brothers Construction was killed in Asheboro Monday.

Officials from Wright Brothers Construction says the man killed has been identified as Anthony Ramos. Ramos was from Burnsville, Simpson says.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. near Emerald Rock Road on U.S. Highway 64, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

"He was disassembling a screed, a part that is used with concrete," said Peggy Beach, communications officer for NCDOT. "The outer section of the screed fell of its rail and the worker fell when that happened."

State representatives from Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the fatal accident.

"It's a tragic accident and we are investigating the accident to find out what happened," said Mitchell Simpson, vice-president of Wright Brothers Construction. "I would just ask that you all keep the family and our employees in thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult situation."

Wright Brothers Construction has had talks with OSHA before. In 2010, a 55-year-old man was thrown from the cab of a dump truck and died from his injuries. In 2014, a safety complaint was filed in 2014 at a project on another bridge in Alabama.

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A construction worker was killed after he fell from a bridge in Asheboro Monday afternoon.

The worker, identified as Anthony Ramos, was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The bridge is located at the U.S. 64 bypass project near Emerald Rock Road in Asheboro.

Ramos was employed by Wright Brothers Contracting in Tennessee.

Mitchell Simpson, vice president of Wright Brothers Construction, was able to confirm the death and that Ramos was a North Carolina resident.

Additional details are unknown.