ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A construction accident has claimed the life of an Orangeburg brick mason and contractor.

Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall tells local media outlets that 70-year-old Alexander Eleneas Mavins died Wednesday when a cement block wall fell on him.

Authorities say Mavins was using a sledgehammer to knock down a wall at an old car wash in Orangeburg when the wall fell on him.