CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) confirmed that one person died Thursday during a workplace accident in Ladson.
According to CCSO, crews were called to Pegasus Steel at 9801 Highway 78 (near the fairgrounds) around 3:00 p.m.
Initial reports indicate a large door closed on the victim, who died on the scene, CCSO said.
Foul play did not appear to be a factor, according to CCSO.
Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal later identified the victim as 53-year-old Jessica Birkmire of Goose Creek. O’Neal said Birkmire died from head trauma.