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      Painter falls to death in Oconee County

      SALEM, S.C. (AP) - Oconee County officials say a painter fell to his death at a construction site in Salem.

      Coroner Karl Addis said 56-year-old Jerry Wayne Kelly of Central fell from a ladder on top of a scaffold around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Addis says Kelley then fell down a stairwell to the main floor of the two-story home.

      Kelly was a self-employed painter and was working as a subcontractor at a home in Salem.

      Addis says Kelly fell about 23 feet.

      An autopsy was planned Tuesday.

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