Worker dies after fall at SC Boeing plant

Worker dies after fall at SC Boeing plant

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The first production Boeing 787 takes off on it's inaugural flight of at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. Pilots Michael Carriker and Randall Neville lifted off in the big blue and white jet at about 10 a.m. PST from Everett's Paine Field on a four-hour flight over Washington state, beginning the extensive flight test program needed to obtain the plane's Federal Aviation Administration certification.(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a worker at the Boeing plant in North Charleston has died 11 days after he fell from a platform at the aircraft plant. 

The Charleston County Coroner's Office said 38-year-old David Priester died Friday at the hospital from a brain injury. 

Authorities say Priester was hurt on March 18 when he fell from the platform in an area where the rear of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft is put together. 

Boeing issued a statement saying the company was providing support to Priester's family and co-workers and was investigating why the worker fell.
 

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