Charlotte Company Fined $39k in Trench Collapse That Killed Worker

A construction company has been fined $39,200 by the North Carolina Department of Labor for a trench collapse that killed a worker in May. Shane Anthony Sharpe, 38, of Taylorsville, was killed in the collapse of a 10-foot deep trench at an Alexander County shopping center. Crews were working on a drainage line, according to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.