One dead, another seriously injured, after construction accident

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One worker died, and another was seriously injured, after an accident at a construction site in southwest Charlotte.

The victims were injured while working on a Choate Construction project in Steele Creek and fell about 40 feet. Officials with the company said they are trying to determine how the accident occurred.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said that OSHA is investigating the accident.

Police said one worker died at the hospital and the other worker is in stable condition.

Officials said they were called out for traumatic injuries that occurred in the 3700 block of Westinghouse Boulevard.

Numerous fire and police crews converged on the scene.

Investigators focused on the area around a crane.

There's a sign at the construction site noting that a Staples is coming soon.