A worker was killed Thursday at Nucor Steel.

The man's identity was not immediately released pending notification of family members, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.

The Huger plant employs more than 900 workers. They melt down scrap metal and recast it into sheet metal and I-beams for construction.

The accident happened Thursday morning in the mold and equipment shop where repairs are made, General Manager Giff Daughtridge said. Exactly how the worker was killed is under investigation. Daughtridge said more information would be released when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded its report.

Production shut down for the day after the accident and will resume at 7 a.m. Friday. An employee assistance program is in place to address any concerns workers might have, Daughtridge said.

"We're looking to make sure everything is safe," he said.

Nucor is based in Charlotte. The Lowcountry mill is the company's largest in terms of employment, assets, tons produced and revenue.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.