Aiken Worker Struck by Steel Beam Dies

8:38 PM, Oct 21, 2013   |    comments
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Aiken, SC (WLTX)  A construction worker at the AGY plant in Aiken was killed Monday afternoon.

Jorge S. Rodriguez, 35, a worker with BK Construction in New Ellenton was killed when a 30ft piece of channel iron fell 7 feet and stuck him in the head. 

Rodriguez was attempting to remove some steel I beams according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

He was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the emergency department. 

Autopsy is scheduled and the coroners office is investigating the circumstances around the accident. 

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