State Says 'Serious' Safety Violations Led To Worker's Fatal Fall

State Says 'Serious' Safety Violations Led To Worker's Fatal Fall

11:55am May 01, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Labor has cited the city of Greensboro and its water resources department for “serious” safety violations after a city employee fell to her death last November at a water tower in McLeansville.

The News and Record reports the department also levied a fine of $26,000 against the city.

Twenty-eight-year-old Sheria Stringer died November 1st when she fell 80 feet while descending a ladder inside the tower.

The four citations fault deficient training and equipment procedures.

A labor department spokeswoman says that while the penalties won’t make up for loss of life, they’re designed in part “to get the attention of other employers with similar work environments.”

The city has 15 days to appeal the citations, which were issued April 18th.

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