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State investigates after worker dies at construction site

BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating after a worker fell at a construction site in Carteret County and later died.

A Beaufort Police Department news release said that the accident happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. Monday when the worker fell through an open section of a roof on a building that was under construction.

Authorities say 42-year-old Edward Wayne Turner of Blounts Creek was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

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