22-Year-Old Worker in Norfolk Killed in Industrial Accident

A 22-year-old industrial worker for J.W. Hill and Son Roofing Company in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) was killed when the fiberglass skylight he was working on at East Coast Repair and Fabrications broke. As a result, the worker plummeted 30 feet to his death, according to WAVY.

This is one of those accidents which remind us how fragile life is. One moment, the worker was putting down sealant at his job and the next moment, he was gone. My deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of this young worker. The grieving process isn't easy, but staying focused on positive memories can help.

Sadly, the loss of life from industrial accidents is not uncommon in the U.S. There were 5,071 fatal industrial accidents in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approximately 680 of those accidents involved a fatal fall.

The details surrounding this fatal industrial accident are still unclear. We don't know what exactly caused the glass to break or if anything could have been done to prevent this incident from occurring. The investigation continues. 

my name is jeffery allen young, daniel youngs brother, i worked with that company j.w. hill and son for about a year next to my brother and that company is very screwey. i know for a fact it is ocea regalations for safty harneses to be put on each worker, morris wayne the forman my brothers uncle did bring the harneses on the roof in a 5 gallon bucket but hardely ever had the workers wear them. j.w. hill and son also had a accadent with another employer a few years back were he was stroke by lightning, no everyone know if it is bad weather u should not be on a roof working,,, there was also alot oof hot heads on the roof, which i believe someone pushed my brother. theres chris, ej, morris wayne, denny upton, daniel my brother and maybe a couple more, but i wont a full envestagation, i wont this company shut down before someone else gets hurt, or looses there life. there is alot of things that goes on in that company that i know of. which could shut it down completely. my brother loved wht he did, i did too untell ej tricked me and made me believe that i was fired and i had to find somewere else to live which was not true....... well this is all i git ti say fir now,, i love you brother.....
by jeffery young April 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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