Construction Worker Killed in Crane Assembly Accident 1


CHARLESTON, SC – A 57-year old construction worker has died after being struck in the back by a 40-pound connector pin.

The accident occurred when the crew on top of a 180-foot tower at Courier Square was trying to put the pin in place when it bounced out and struck the man on the ground during a crane assembly.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, a supervisor told the electrical crew not to work under the tower during crane assembly, but they ignored the instruction.

Courier Square will be a mixed-use development that will include apartments, office and commercial space, and a parking deck. The project is being developed under a long-term ground lease on land owned by Evening Post Industries, the parent company of The Post and Courier.

The project is being developed under a long-term ground lease on land owned by Evening Post Industries, the parent company of The Post and Courier.

OSHA is investigating the accident.

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