Worker Falls to His Death at Trulite Plant
August 8, 2011

By Sahely Mukerji

An electrician working at the Trulite Glass & Aluminum's (formerly Arch Aluminum & Glass) plant in Youngsville, N.C., was killed Friday by an accidental fall. Eric Eugene Black, 31, with Act Electric, both of Wake Forest, N.C., died August 5 at the plant.

"Preliminary findings indicate that the electrician was working on a lift, and a crane moving glass collided with his lift," says Dolores Quesenberry, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Labor in Raleigh, N.C. "He fell about 25 feet and died."

The investigation will involve talking to eyewitnesses and employees, and checking training records, Quesenberry tells USGNN.com™. Typically such investigations take between three and four months to complete, she adds.

"Unfortunately this is not something we could comment on as an investigation is underway," says Ben Thomas, director of strategic marketing for Trulite.

Stay tuned to USGNN.com™ for further details as they emerge.

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