Authorities are investigating a work related incident in a Southern Pines site wherein a construction worker got hurt after falling 15 feet off a building Friday afternoon.
Emergency responders said, a construction worker fell about 15 feet off a building at a work site on 500 Block of East Main Street at around 5:00 in the afternoon.
Emergency crews immediately airlifted the injured construction worker to the UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where he will be treated for injuries. According to the responding paramedics, the man sustained non-life threatening injuries. Also at the scene of the incident were a team of firefighters.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and are trying to determine if there were any safety lapses on the part of the company handling the construction site.
The identity of the injured construction worker was not disclosed while an investigation in ongoing.