Worker crushed to death at manufacturing plant in SC

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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) β€” 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 β€œcrushing 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.

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