Friday, February 17, 2017

Construction worker was crushed to death when a pallet of bricks fell on him in Greer, SC after a pulley failure


A 64-year-old man has died two weeks after he was injured while he working on a residential construction project, the coroner said.

Coroner Parks Evans said Leonico Quijada, of Spartanburg, was working February 1 on the construction of a home on Hudson Road in Greer.

Evans said workers were using a pulley system to raise and lower pallets of bricks to workers on scaffolding. When Quijada pulled on a rope to raise a pallet of bricks up to a coworker, the pulley came loose and dropped down, hitting Quijada in the head.

Quijada was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he died Tuesday, Evans said.