GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities are investigating after a man working at a manufacturing plant was crushed to death.
Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables, in a news release, said Andrew Hobbs died Tuesday about 9 a.m. on the job at the Bridgestone-Firestone Manufacturing facility in Graniteville. The release says 58-year-old from Thomson, Georgia, suffered “crushing injuries,” and was taken to Augusta University Medical Center where he died.
Ables says an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Newberry.
The company, in a statement, said they are investigating what they described as an accident. Details of what happened were not released.