A $20,000 fine and a citation has been issued to a construction company after an employee died at the 33 story Legacy Union job site in uptown Charlotte, NC.
In May 2018, 24-year-old Juventino Mata-Hernandez fell 21 stories from a building that was under construction, according to the N.C. Department of Labor.
Juventino was in a hoist elevator that malfunctioned.
Gilbane Building Company was cited as a result of the Department of Labor's inspection. The company was cited for four serious violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina.
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The violations include a bridging device not being secured to a hoist, the hoist having mechanical issues and the employer not maintaining programs for inspections.
The company must now pay a $20,000 fine. Juventino's family will likely sue.