Alcolu subcontractor dies after fall from Mercedes-Benz Vans plant


The subcontractor who died as the result of injuries sustained in a fall at the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant under construction has been identified as Michael Thomas, Jr., 38, of Alcolu, SC, reports Charleston County Coroner, Sheila Williams.

The accident happened on Thursday around 2:30 p.m., but he later died at the hospital, said Alyssa Bean, Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (MBV) spokeswoman.

"Safety is top priority for every person entering the site, and we are saddened by this tragic accident," Bean said in a statement.

The accident is being investigated by OSHA, the North Charleston Police Department, and the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

Mercedes-Benz Vans and the impacted contractor and subcontractor are "working closely with authorities," Bean said.

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