A 24-year-old glass manufacturing worker died on the job last week when hundreds of pounds of plate glass fell on him, crushing him.
Damarcus Laquan Calloway, an employee of Virginia Glass Products in Ridgeway, North Carolina, died April 22 from traumatic injuries when he was loading plate glass onto a truck when the incident occurred.
Calloway “sustained trauma due to glass products falling from a truck onto him. Mr. Calloway was treated at the scene by members of Henry County Public Safety and Ridgeway Rescue Squad. He was subsequently airlifted to a North Carolina medical facility, where he was later pronounced dead,” said Henry County Sheriff’s Capt. Wayne Davis.
Calloway was involved in the process of loading the plate glass onto a truck that was not moving, Davis said. He said he doesn’t know if Calloway was working alone or who might have been nearby.
He was treated at the scene by the Henry County Public Safety and Ridgeway Rescue Squad, then airlifted to a medical facility, where he was later pronounced dead. First responders arrived ten minutes after a call was placed to 911.
Virginia Glass Products manufactures all-glass entrance doors, architectural tempered glass, frameless shower enclosures and laminated glass for commercial construction, according to its website.
The incident is being investigated by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.