Berkeley County's coroner has released the name of the worker who died Thursday after being injured at Nucor Steel in Huger.
Cisco Agbunag, 44, of Goose Creek, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being injured at the plant, according to Coroner Bill Salisbury.
A large piece of equipment fell on him Thursday morning, Salisbury said.
The incident occurred in the mold and equipment shop where repairs are made, General Manager Giff Daughtridge said.
Production shut down for the day after the accident and resumed 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.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death, Salisbury said.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident. An OSHA spokesman said it could take up to six months for a final report.
The Huger plant employs more than 900 workers. They melt down scrap metal and recast it into sheet metal and I-beams for construction.
Nucor is based in Charlotte. The Lowcountry mill is the company's largest in terms of employment, assets, tons produced and revenue.
Dave Munday contributed to this report. Reach Natalie Caula Hauff at 937-5594 or Twitter.com/ncaula.
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