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One Killed in Workplace Accident in Florence, South Carolina (SC)

September 11, 2020

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC- writes that an accident occurred at a farm this week in Florence County, South Carolina. The incident tragically left one person dead. The victim, identified as a 49-year-old man, was from Florence.*

At the time of the accident, the man was performing electrical work. Responders rushed the victim to the hospital where he was declared dead as the result of an electrical injury. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the state will be carrying out an investigation into the accident. 

Studies indicate that work-related fatalities have recently increased in the Palmetto State. The number of people killed in these incidents went up by ten in 2018, resulting in a total work-related death toll of 98 people in the state. 

Transportation accidents tend to cause the majority of these fatalities. In 2018, 47 of the 98 fatal incidents involved transportation accidents. Other common causes included injuries caused by people or animals, falls, contact with equipment or objects, and exposure to toxic or otherwise harmful environments or substances. 

Men account for the largest proportion of those killed. In fact, in 2018, 90 of the 98 fatalities were men, and just eight were women. 

Many work-related incidents are not under OSHA’s authority. For instance, highway fatalities will not typically be reviewed by OSHA, nor will instances of murders. OSHA’s numbers are, therefore, different than the numbers collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2018, 27 workplace deaths led to OSHA investigations. 

Electrocutions are a fairly common type of worker injury. OSHA lists electrocutions among the fatal four- which are the four leading causes of work-related deaths for construction workers. In 2018, there were 86 fatal electrocutions among construction workers in the nation. In many cases, employers are in violation of safety regulations leading to worker accidents. 

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