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Workplace accident claims 34-year-old man

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 10:46 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 12:20 AM
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A construction worker is dead after a 30-foot piece of iron fell and struck him on the head Monday.

BK Construction employee Jorge S. Rodriguez, 34, of Vera Cruz, Mexico, was attempting to move steel I-beams at the AGY plant in Aiken when the piece of iron fell 7 feet, hitting him on the head, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Rodriguez was taken to Aiken Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead after arriving at the emergency department.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place in Newberry, S.C., on Tuesday, Carlton said.

The coroner’s office is investigating the accident.

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rmwhitley 10/22/13 - 06:56 am
God bless

Mr. Rodriguez' soul.

David Parker
David Parker 10/22/13 - 08:41 am
Condolences to family and

Condolences to family and friends.

just an opinion
just an opinion 10/22/13 - 11:36 am
Just like the plane crash...

You know certain personal injury lawyers are salivating

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