The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health division is investigating a fatal construction site accident in Waxhaw.
The unidentified construction worker was sitting on the back of a flat-bed truck at the Cureton development in Waxhaw on Tuesday morning when he fell off the platform, Waxhaw Police Chief Michael Eiss said. The driver of truck did not realize the man had fallen off and backed over him.
Police are still investigating the incident and are not releasing the victim’s identity at this time pending the notification of his family or any other details. Neal O’Briant, a spokesperson at the state Occupational Safety and Health division said the two workers were employed by Footing Specialist of Concord and were working on concrete footings. He said he could not provide the name of the individual who died in the accident. The investigation is ongoing and could last three to four months, he added.
The incident occurred on Caesars Head Drive in an area that is currently being developed. The Cureton neighborhood sits on 300 acres at the intersection of Providence and Cuthbertson Roads just north of downtown Waxhaw.
A number of builders are developing the upscale neighborhood including M/I Homes, Meritage Homes, Cunnane Group and Classica Homes. On its website, M/I says the single-family residential community features homes ranging from 2,806 to 6,646 square feet at a price of $371,990 to $606,330.