Worker dies from injuries in Monroe industrial accident

A worker died from his injuries after crews were called to an industrial accident at Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Tuesday afternoon in Monroe.

Officials say the worker was taken from his workplace on Old Charlotte Highway in Monroe to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The fire department and police department are handling the investigation.

"This is a terrible loss, especially this time of the year,: said Monroe Police Chief Brian Gillard. "Our hearts go out to the family and co-workers who are affected by this tragedy." 

The name of the worker has not been released.