Georgia man working at Bridgestone-Firestone in SC dies after being crushed

Georgia man working at Bridgestone-Firestone in SC dies after being crushed
(Source: Aiken County Coroner’s Office)

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Aiken County Coroner is investigating the death of a Georgia man after he was crushed while working at the Bridgestone-Firestone Manufacturing Facility in Graniteville, SC.

The incident happened Tuesday, June 23 after 9 a.m.

Andrew Hobbs, 58, of Thomson, GA was pronounced dead at 1:11 p.m. after being taken to the Augusta University Medical Center.

The coroner was called to Augusta University Medical Center around 1:51 p.m. and says that Hobbs sustained crushing injuries while working that resulted in his death.

Hobbs is scheduled to be autopsied in Newberry on June 25.

This is a developing story.

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