Worker Killed in Fall into Machine in Williamston


By Alicia Barnes

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a metal stamping machine at a plant in Anderson County.

Investigators say the man was working on a machine around 9 a.m. Tuesday at Stanco Metal Products in Williamston when he lost his footing and fell into it.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says there were safety features on the machine, but he will leave it up to workplace investigators to determine if they were working.

Shore says 62-year-old Kendall Collier died from head injuries.

Federal records show a 2007 incident at the Williamston plant killed another worker who fell from a scissor lift after being hit by a crane while working on electrical lines. The company was fined $550.

Stanco Metal Products is based in Grand Haven, Mich.

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