Worker killed at Myrtle Beach recycling plant

Legal news for South Carolina personal injury attorneys. A workplace accident left a worker dead when he was hit by a dump truck.

Personal injury attorneys alert- A fatal workplace accident at a South Carolina recycling center left a worker dead after being hit by a dump truck.

Myrtle Beach, SC—A workplace accident at Lee Disposal Services in Myrtle Beach left one worker dead, after he was struck by the back of a dump truck. The fatal accident occurred on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 800 Seaboard Street, as reported by The Sun News.

According to Myrtle Beach police officials, Raul Chavez, 39, of Galivants Ferry was hit when a U.S. Sanitation dump truck began to dump its load of cardboard at the recycling center. A gate on the back of the dump truck swung open, and struck the worker. The rear door of the truck apparently was not secured, which prompted it to swing around and hit Chavez from behind. Emergency medical services (EMS) crews rushed to the scene to transport the badly injured worker to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment for his serious injuries by doctors and nurses. At 1:13 p.m., attending doctors and nurses pronounced Chavez dead after his injuries proved fatal. The cause of death is currently unknown, but an autopsy is planned to determine the cause. Police officials along with the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) are conducting a full investigation into the untimely death.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for South Carolina personal injury lawyers.