CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A spokesperson for MAHLE Behr on Tuesday confirmed that one employee has died following a Monday night work-related accident.
According to the North Charleston Fire Department, emergency crews responded to the North Charleston location shortly before 11:00 p.m. Monday, after an employee became stuck in a piece of machinery.
Crews were able to free the man from the machine, and Charleston County EMS began providing medical attention.
The spokesperson said that “investigations into the cause and the sequence of events began immediately and are still underway,” and that MAHLE Behr is working with authorities.
The company extended their thoughts and prayers to the family of the employee who died.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified the victim as Nelson Middleton (56) of North Charleston. He died shortly after arriving at MUSC.
MAHLE Behr is a company that assembles air conditioner and radiator parts for cars.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information.