NEWS Man killed in Belmont construction accident

Man killed in Belmont construction accident

Mario Zambrano was found dead on a construction site on Monday.

BELMONT, N.C. — A man died Monday in an accident at a construction site involving an excavator.

Officers were called to Nixon Road in Belmont about 3:15 p.m. Monday to report an industrial incident

Mario Zambrano of Charlotte was found dead on a construction site, police said.

Investigators say Zambrano was involved in an excavator accident in which he died from his injuries.

The Belmont Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with more information is asked to contact Belmont Police at (704) 825-3792.

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Zambrano’s death was another fatality among Charlotte-area Hispanic construction workers in January.

Three men were killed when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Dilworth, outside uptown Charlotte, on Jan. 2.

Construction projects present some of the most dangerous conditions in any industry, primarily affecting the Latino community.

According to a report by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the death rate among U.S. Hispanic construction workers was 41.6 percent higher than non-Hispanic workers in 2020.

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