GOOSE CREEK, SC – A Century Aluminum Company worker was killed last Thursday in a forklift accident at the Mt. Holly smelting facility in Goose Creek, reports The News & Observer.
According to the Berkeley County coroner, 63-year-old Naomi Cleaton of St. Stephen was struck by a forklift at the smelting facility last Thursday, December 17th. Cleaton was declared deceased at the scene, despite emergency responders’ efforts to treat her injuries.
Century Aluminum Company said it will fully cooperate with authorities as the circumstances of the accident are investigated.
The South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration expects their investigation of the incident to last eight weeks or more.
According to the company website, Century Aluminum Company operates the Mt. Holly facility in addition to two other smelting facilities in Kentucky.
This is a developing story. We will update this blog should more details become available.
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