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Lowe’s Employee Dies in Work-Related Accident

A South Carolina man was killed at a Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in south Charlotte on Sunday.

Rock Hill resident, Richard Thomas Yoost, 35, died when a garage door struck him, according to Charlotte WCNC.com.

Police said Yoost was standing under the door when it fell on him. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he died Sunday morning. Investigators said Yoost suffered severe head trauma.

The accident happened in a warehouse next to Lowe’s where customers are not allowed.

This is the second workplace fatality at a Lowe’s store in less than a month. On May 20 a Lowe’s employee died when he was pinned between a delivery truck and a trailer. He was airlifted to a local hospital in Enterprise, AL where he later died from his injuries

Police homicide detectives are investigating, as are investigators from the N.C. Department of Labor, which enforces workplace safety.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a work related accident, contact the on the job injury attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC <http://stromlawworkerscomp.com> . Our lawyers offer a free, no cost consultation to discuss your rights and options.