A worker dies in an electrical accident at Charlotte Airport


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A construction worker at Charlotte Douglas International Airport died Sunday after being electrocuted, state officials said.

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A worker died Sunday while working on construction at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Rosendin Electric, a company based in San Jose, California, filed a report with the North Carolina Department of Labor Monday morning confirming the death. Labor Department spokesman John Mallow said the death was caused by electrocution.

The worker’s identity was not released and the Labor Department is investigating the incident, Mallow said.

It was not immediately known which construction project the worker was on when the electrocution occurred, or at what time the electrocution happened.

Airport officials referred The Charlotte Observer to Rosendin when contacted on Tuesday. Rosendin was not immediately available for comment.

CLT construction projects

In 2015, Charlotte Airport embarked on several construction projects as part of its “Destination CLT” vision.

The west side of a $608 million terminal lobby expansion recently opened to passengers. But some parts of the lobby such as ticket counters and additional lighting will still be installed.

There are also other ongoing projects around the airport complex.

A fourth runway, currently in the planning stages, will be completed by 2027. A new terminal along the fourth runway would open by 2028.

The second phase of the extensions to Hall A is expected to be completed by autumn 2024. Extensions to Hall B and C are also planned, but there is no timeline for their completion yet.

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Construction cranes from the roof of the 7th floor of the hourly parking garage Friday morning, July 1, 2022 at Charlotte Douglass International Airport. Arthur H. Trickett-Wile [email protected]

A complete list of planned and completed projects under Destination CLT is available on the airport’s website website.

Charlotte Douglas is one of the busiest airports in the world. CLT has been ranked as the fifth busiest airport in the world for arrivals and departures, according to the 2021 Provisional Airports Council International rankings.

About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin has commissioned work at several airports in the past.

The company is involved in the ongoing renovation of San Francisco International Terminal 1. Previously it has completed projects at Austin-Bergstrom International, McCarran International and Sacramento International airports.

The company employs over 7,500 people and reports annual sales of $2 billion website.

While Rosendin’s headquarters are in San Jose, the company has one Office Charlotten.

A Rosendin employee also died on the job in 2015, as did a Rosendin Dallas employee died in a construction accident at Baylor University, the Longview News-Journal reported.

Rosendin was one of several parties sued in 2018 after a girl was electrocuted at MGM National Harbor, a Maryland casino where the company worked, the Washington Post reported. The lawsuit was settled in 2019.

This story was originally published Jul 26, 2022 12:28 p.m.

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Blake Douglas is an intern reporter specializing in healthcare, transportation and local government. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2022 and as an intern has covered local Oklahoma politics as a reporter for NonDoc Media and Tulsa World. Connect with Blake on Twitter @Blake_Doug918


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