Worker at Rhode Island Business Dies

March 17, 2011

Authorities say they are investigating the death of a worker at a North Kingstown company.

Police say the 26-year-old man was moving equipment at Composite Rigging Co. on Tuesday when a cable snapped and hit him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another worker, a 22 year-old man, was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

Their names were not immediately released.

Composite Rigging, which makes carbon fiber rigging products for yachts, did not return calls for comment.

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