NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC/WHSV) — A Rockingham County man died from injuries sustained in an industrial accident at a Newport News construction site on Tuesday, according to police.
Around 7:45 a.m., the Newport News Police Department responded to a call for an industrial accident in the 700 block of Lakefront Commons, at City Center.
That's the site of ongoing construction for a new campus expansion for Ferguson, the largest plumbing wholesaler in the country.
Two men were injured – one with life-threatening injuries and one with minor injuries – and both were rushed to the hospital.
A short time later, the man with life-threatening injuries – identified by police as 42-year-old Jose Ramos-Enrriquez, of McGaheysville – died.
Both workers were employed by the steel subcontractor working on the construction.
At the time of the incident, W. M. Jordan Company’s project superintendent immediately administered first aid until emergency response personnel arrived on the scene, according to the company.
In a release, W. M. Jordan Company and Ferguson Enterprises says they are working with all project partners to continue a full investigation and will share more details as they become available.
The company has had no recordable safety incidents for the past two years.
Tuesday morning's accident is under investigation.