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Construction Company Fined After Construction Worker Fell From Uptown Building

Gilbane Building Company is required to pay $20,300 in fines in connection with the May death of a construction worker.

A construction company whose employee died after falling out of an elevator has been cited for safety violations.

WBTV-TV reports that the North Carolina Department of Labor announced Wednesday that Gilbane Building Company is required to pay $20,300 in fines in connection with 24-year-old Juventino Mata-Hernandez's May death.

Mata-Hernandez fell around 20 stories from a building that was under construction. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The department says safety violations include a bridging device not being secured to a hoist, mechanical issues with the hoist and the employer not maintaining programs for inspections.

Department spokeswoman Mary Katherine Revels says Gilbane has requested an informal conference.

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