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Worker Killed At Aiken County Construction Site

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A worker was killed at an Aiken County construction site Monday.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton tells us, a worker for BK Construction, of New Ellenton, was killed after an accident at the AGY Plant in Aiken.

The worker is identified as 34-year-old Jorge S. Rodriguez, of Vera Cruz Province, Mexico.

Carlton says, Rodriguez was attempting to remove some steel I-Beams at the AGY facility when a 30-foot piece of channel iron fell approximately 7 feet and struck Rodriguez in the head.

Rodriguez was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the emergency department. Autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning in Newberry.

The Aiken County Coroner's Office is investigating the circumstances around this accident.

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