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Probe into fatal construction accident could take months

North Carolina's workplace safety agency said Tuesday that it may be months before it finishes an investigation into why a scaffold with several men on it broke free from the facade of a high-rise construction project and killed three workers. All work at the Charter Square building in Raleigh has been halted while the State Department of Labor conducts it formal investigation of Monday's accident. Agency spokesman Neal O'Briant said Tuesday that the review might take up to six months. Under state law, the labor department is empowered to review the causes of the accident and levy fines against the companies involved if any violations are found. At the end of that probe, the...

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