|Welder Corey Thomas Morris, 25. From his facebook pages. RIP buddy|
Cayce, SC (WLTX) -
The Lexington County Coroner's office has released the cause of death for a man killed at a steel plant in Cayce, SC Thursday.
According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, Corey Thomas Morris, 25, of Murrells Inlet, SC, died at the scene as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Morris, a welder, was not an employee of CMC Metals, but was an employee of another company (Three D Metal Works, Inc., based in Andrews) subcontracted to welding work at the facility, according to Fisher.
The incident happened just before 5 p.m. at the plant, which is located on New State Road in Cayce. No one else was injured as a result of the accident.
Details of the accident remain under investigation by the Cayce Department of Public Safety and CMC officials.
CAYCE, SC (WIS) -
The subcontractor killed during a workplace accident at CMC Steel South Carolina on Thursday has been identified.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Corey Thomas Morris, 25, of Murrells Inlet. Morris was working as a welder and died at the scene. Morris was not an employee of CMC Metals but was a third-party contractor employed by Three D Metal Works, Inc., based in Andrews.
According to the autopsy, Morris died of blunt force trauma to the head.
The accident happened Thursday afternoon according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. Cayce spokesperson Ashley Hunter says the call came into Cayce Public Safety just after 5 p.m. No one else was injured during the accident.
No other information is available from the city.
CMC Steel South Carolina is located on New State Road in Cayce. The company, which is headquartered in Irving, TX, has more than 120 local recycling centers, steel mills, fabrication facilities, marketing and distribution offices, construction-related product stores and more in more than 12 countries, according to the company's website.
"Commercial Metals Company is fully cooperating with the authorities who are investigating the tragic incident," says an e-mailed statement from the company. "We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of the young man who lost his life."
Three D Metal Works is a Medium to Heavy Fabrication Shop located in Andrews, SC. We focus on Steel and Lumber related industries. We have an extensive Field Service presence in these industries.