Man killed in industrial accident at Gaston County construction site

The incident happened on Monday afternoon on Nixon Road in Belmont.
According to the Belmont Police Department, the accident happened around 3:31 p.m. on Nixon Road.
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 7:25 PM EST
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BELMONT, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was killed following an industrial accident at a construction site in Belmont on Monday afternoon, police said.

According to the Belmont Police Department, the accident happened around 3:31 p.m. on Nixon Road.

Mario Zambrano died at the scene.

Detectives said the man suffered the fatal injuries in an accident involving an excavator.

Neighbors say they’ve noticed construction workers in the area for months.

“I mean that’s awful. They’ve been working out here for, ever since we moved in,” said Robert Wall.

“Yeah, it’s scary because this is our backyard,” added another neighbor.

“[My] heart goes out to those families...[he] got up to go to their job this morning, and not coming home is something that everybody can relate to and that’s awful,” said Wall.

A spokesperson with the city of Belmont confirmed Zambrano worked for Paragon Site Solutions, LLC. WBTV has reached out to the company for comment.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Mike Harris with the Belmont Police Department at 704-825-3792.

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