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Worker at Boeing plant dies from injuries sustained in fall

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The Charleston County Coroners Office confirmed the death of a worker at the Boeing plant in North Charleston.

38-year old David Priester of Summerville died as a result of injuries sustained in a fall the night of March 18th. No word yet on how far Priester fell or his assigned job at the plant.

The Coroner's Office says his death was caused by head injuries suffered after the fall.

Boeing issued the following statement:

A Boeing South Carolina teammate was injured during an industrial accident in the Composite Fabrication area of the Aft Body building on Monday, March 18, and died on March 29. This is obviously a very difficult and tragic incident, and we are deeply saddened at the loss of our teammate.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and many friends. Boeing has been working with the family to provide support and assistance since the accident occurred. Out of respect for the family's wishes, Boeing has chosen not to release the teammate's name publicly.

Boeing is providing counselors and the support of our Employee Assistance Program to help co-workers cope with the loss, while also meeting with teammates to discuss the accident and further emphasize workplace safety.

The safety and well being of our teammates is a top priority at Boeing. In keeping with our comprehensive safety plan and internal processes, we are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident and will take immediate action on any corrective actions that are required.

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