Worker killed

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Jonathan Vickery - Staff Writer

A construction worker was killed while tearing down a building in Martin.
Around 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7, a contractor with Warlock Atlantic "suffered severe injuries as the result of being struck by construction debris" as he helped with a demolition project at Archroma's (formerly Clariant) site in Martin, according to a statement by Archroma.
He was transported to the Allendale County Hospital, but was pronounced dead that afternoon, the release continues.
"We have been in contact with the proper authorities following the accident and our hearts go out to the family and loved ones as well as friends and co-workers of the deceased contractor," states the release.
The accident is under investigation by the S.C. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the release states.
Lesia Kudelka with S.C. OSHA said investigations generally take about eight weeks and looks for "violations that may have in any way contributed to the accident."
Work is currently not being performed at the demolition site though arrangements are being made to restart demolition in the near future, said Tricia Marlow, a representative for Archroma.
The contractor's name has not been released, though a call to the Allendale County Coroner's office has been made for the information.
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