OSHA investigating construction-related death on Blue Jay Road in Effingham Co.

OSHA investigating after construction worker dies

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a contract worker in Effingham County.

It happened Wednesday afternoon on Blue Jay Road. Crews continue to work at the site where the worker had a tragic accident, falling off a trailer.

Some questions still remain and OSHA is working to find out more details. So far, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was standing on the trailer, holding the water pipes being delivered. The victim’s name has not been released, nor has the company he was contracting for.

“I think OSHA is going to come in and investigate it as well, and it’s probably going to be a job-related accident,” said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office. “He had pulled up to unload the truck on the highway. That’s when he fell off and hit the highway.”

OSHA tells us they are sending an investigator to survey the area and continue the investigation.

A portion of Blue Jay Road was closed after the accident, but has since been reopened.

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