Construction Worker Dies at Shaw Airforce Base

Sumter, SC – Sumter County authorities say a man doing construction work at Shaw Air Force has died following a workplace accident Wednesday morning.

Sumter County Deputy Coroner Rob Lybrand said that Brian Lowry was working on an I-beam 20 feet above the ground. At some point, another I-beam being lowered by a crane hit him.

Lowery, who’s from Tennessee, died at the scene. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

Lowery was at Shaw working for a Georgia subcontractor. The company is building the new headquarters for the 3rd Army Command, which is relocating from Fort McPherson Georgia to Shaw.

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