Man dies while moving portable shed near Goldsboro, officials say

Wayne County News

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A man died when a shed he was moving fell onto him Saturday afternoon in Wayne County east of Goldsboro, officials said.

The incident was reported in a neighborhood near Elroy township about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Wayne County officials.

The incident was reported at a home at 320 Longs Plant Farm Road, officials said.

Authorities said that Alex Economy, 64, died in the incident.

A neighbor said that a portable storage shed was delivered earlier Saturday to go in the backyard of the home where Economy lived.

Officials said the victim was trying to move the shed into his backyard by using jacks and concrete blocks. One of the jacks slipped because of soft ground and the shed fell on the victim, trapping him, officials said.

Elroy Volunteer Fire Department and Wayne County EMS responded to the incident, according to Joel Gillie, spokesman for Wayne County.

No other information was released.

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