Detectives Investigate Workplace Fatality

NEW HANOVER – At 5:10 p.m. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Fire & EMS responded to Pages Creek Marine, located at 7000 Market Street regarding a fatal work place accident. The victim, 25-year old Ryan Lee Church of Wilmington, was aligning a boat and trailer when the boat fell, trapping him between the vessle and trailer. Employees responded and started life saving techniques until Fire & EMS personnel arrived. Mr. Church was pronounced dead upon assessment by EMS. Although Detectives do not suspect foul play, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been contacted as a routine procedure involving a workplace fatality.

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