Constuction worker dies while working at Rock Hill high school


ROCK HILL, SC (FOX 46) — The York County Sheriff’s Office and Rock Hill Schools are investigating a death of a construction worker on Sunday evening at Rock Hill High School. 

The school tells Fox 46 the worker, identified as 30-year-old Zachary Crotts of Morganton, was doing exterior repairs near the back of the building. 

J.M. Cope Construction Inc. is in charge of the management of the bond project for the school. They are not the builder or the contractor. 

J.M. Cope released this statement Saturday night:

“Earlier this evening a construction subcontractor working on the campus of Rock Hill High School operating a boom lift was fatally injured. We offer our condolences and prayers to the individual’s family. The subcontractor was on campus working on exterior repairs as part of an on-going brick cladding repair project.

“This appears to be an isolated incident and both the construction site and school campus remain safe and secure at this time. The York County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.”

The names of the general contractor and subcontractors will be posted after the OHSA investigation. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

More Viral