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Woman Dies After Being Crushed at Construction Site

Woman Dies After Being Crushed at Construction Site

Columbia, South Carolina – A construction worker was crushed to death while working at a site in the 4500 block of Broad River Road.

The victim was Diane M. Smith, 49, of Lumberton, NC.

The accident happened on Tuesday, May 1st, when suddenly she was entrapped between the ceiling and the railing of the lift.


Jeff Taillon, Corrections Department spokesman, said Smith was working on a project for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

OSHA officials were notified of the incident and are investigating.


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John C. Merlino, ESQ.

John C. Merlino, ESQ.

John C. Merlino is a zealous legal voice for injured construction workers. A senior managing member of the firm, Mr. Merlino was born and raised in Brooklyn, to immigrant parents. Mr. Merlino learned the importance of educating our clients of their rights and being a strong-compassionate advocate. Mr. Merlino, along with his mentor William Schwitzer, are among the most respected Construction Site Accident Lawyers in the State of New York.