North Carolina wrongful death victim died after falling from billboard

January 11, 2008

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported a North Carolina wrongful death that state labor investigators are still looking into. A man was impaled Monday after a slip and fall accident from a billboard.

The outdoor worker died after falling 10 and one half feet from the platform where he was impaled through the back and chest by a 46-inch-tall, 3-inch-wide buried cable marker, according to witnesses

Officials said the North Carolina wrongful death victim was wearing a safety belt without a lanyard.

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