According to a recent news report from Eyewitness News 11, a state worker is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries as result of a serious on-the-job accident. Witnesses say employee was working at the State Archives in Raleigh setting up a scissor lift at the time of his accident.
Witnesses say two employees were working to repair an outside light using a scissor lift when the left fell over crushing one of the employees. Fortunately, there were already police officers working at the location, and they were able to provide immediate assistance to the injured employee. Police officers performed CPR until EMTs arrived and transported him to a local level-one trauma center.
A spokesperson for the NC Department of Administration says two maintenance employees were working on an exterior light when a scissor lift toppled over, injuring one of the workers. North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently conducting an investigation into how this was able to happen, and they have net yet released any conclusions.