Durham Police said a construction worker could die after a metal beam fell from the fifth floor and hit a portable toilet he was inside of.
The beam fell at a site in the 400 block of Morris Street around 3:30 p.m.
The worker was inside the portable toilet on ground level when the metal beam fell.
The beam hit the portable toilet and the worker, police confirmed.
The worker was rushed to the Duke hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Barnhill Contracting Company said the injured worker is an employee of a local plumbing company.
The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating.
A spokesman for the NCDL confirmed that the victim was an employee of Acme Plumbing Company.