PORT ROYAL, S.C. (WSAV) – A worker died following an accident at a Safe Harbor construction on Parris Avenue.
One employee at a nearby business recalled seeing people racing toward the site Tuesday morning.
According to Beaufort County Coroner David Ott, 21-year-old George Rundell was caught between a steel mold and concrete.
He was freed and taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital where he died.
“It was an unfortunate accident that was witnessed by several of our employees, as well as our first responders that arrived to render aid,” Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis said in a statement to News 3. “The Town certainly mourns the passing of this young man.”
According to a spokesperson for the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they are aware of the accident and will be investigating.
The agency will look for any violations that may have led to the deadly accident.
WSAV is told it typically takes up to eight weeks for OSHA to complete their investigation.