Rocky Mount, North Carolina
A construction worker was killed Tuesday after falling to his death during an on-site accident, Rocky Mount police said.
Authorities reported that the victim, Dereick Hartsoe, 28, was operating a boom crane at a work site at the intersection of Canopy Drive and Fenner Road. The crane broke, causing Hartsoe to fall at least 15 feet to the ground.
Hartsoe was found dead around 9:45 a.m. Police said he suffered internal injuries and severe lacerations.
The Crumpler resident was employed by Pike Electric in Mount Airy.