OSHA investigating accidental death at Century Aluminum plant

South Carolina officials have confirmed an accidental death at the Century Aluminum Mt. Holly plant, according to WCSC-TV.

Naomi Cleaton, 63, of St Stephen, was pronounced dead after being struck by a forklift last week while working at Century Aluminum, Berkeley County Coroner George Oliver said.

Century Aluminum says it is with great sadness they confirm an employee working at their Mt. Holly smelter in Goose Creek passed away after sustaining injuries at the facility.

Cleaton was treated onsite by emergency responders but was pronounced dead at the scene, the aluminum company said.

The South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration says they are investigating the incident, but investigations generally take at least eight weeks.

Investigations into the incident are underway and Century says they will cooperate fully with the relevant agencies.

A statement from the company said they extend their deepest sympathies to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues. It also said Century is providing support services for those struggling with the accident.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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