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Worker Dies after Falling from Fourth Story at Midlands-area Factory

December 8, 2019

Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office informed that a South Carolina man lost his life in a cement factory workplace accident.

Lennox W. Hinckson was working at the Holcim Cement Plant in Holly Hill on Tuesday. The sixty-five-year-old resident of North Charleston lost his life in an accidental death. The reasons are still not presented in detail.

An Orangeburg County Fire Services official informed that Hinckson died after he fell at the plant. He was killed at the scene from severe injuries, the coroner said.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office informs that witnesses reported hearing a loud bang as the worker fell from the fourth floor to the third.

The sheriff and coroner’s office are investigating this accidental death. The United States government is working on this work-related death as well.

A spokeswoman with the U.S. Department of Labor said the state’s Mine Safety and Health Administration confirmed the worker’s death. No more information than that can be shared with the media because the investigation is still ongoing.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration classified Hinckson’s death as machinery related.

For now, the company did not come out with any further comments (except the condolences) because of the ongoing investigation.

This is the second death at work in South Carolina within one week. A construction worker fell from the roof of a Greenville warehouse and died on the scene. The accident happened on November 30th.

If you have lost a loved one because in similar cases (accidental death or death at work), you have the right to pursue justice on your side. South Carolina’s worker’s compensation laws are very complex, and often insurance companies will try their best to underpay for your loss.

Don’t go through this process alone. Call us at the Connell Law Firm and let our skilled and experienced South Carolina wrongful death lawyers be by your side.

Source: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/south-carolina/article238036479.html