Worker dies after accident at downtown construction site

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - One person is dead after an accident at a Meeting Street construction site.

Construction worker Ignacio Barriga-Herrara was taken to MUSC Wednesday morning after an accident at the Courier Square site. The Charleston County coroner says he died later that day.

Charleston Police say Barriga-Herrara and other crew members were working at the base of a crane when a piece of equipment fell on him.

Officials initially said the worker received a large cut to his lower back. The coroner says he died of blunt force trauma.

According to the coroner, Barriga-Herrara was not from the Charleston area.

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