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Construction Worker Dies On UNC Campus

Posted August 14, 2005 11:44 a.m. EDT

— A man died Saturday on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill while working on a construction project.

Workers with Bailey Contracting said Charles Robertson, of Raleigh, was standing behind a motor grader when the grader backed up and rolled over him near the

Cobb Residence Hall

at about noon Saturday.

The driver of the grader did not see Robertson, who died at the scene, investigators said.

The accident remains under investigation, investigators said.

A similar accident killed a soil inspector in the U.S. 1 and 64 work zone on August 3.

Investigators said a grader somehow went into reverse and rolled on top of David Ryback, who died at the scene. The driver was not charged in the accident.