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Subcontractor killed at Midlands steel plant identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the person who was killed in a workplace accident at CMC Metals Company located at 310 New State Road in Cayce, SC at approximately 5:00 P.M. on April 13, 2017 in Lexington County.

Coroner Margaret Fisher states that Corey Thomas Morris, 25, of Murrells Inlet S.C. was killed while working at the CMC Metals plant in Cayce.  It was reported to Coroner Fisher that Morris was a welder and that he was not an employee of CMC Metals, but was an employee of another company subcontracted to work at the facility. Morris died at the scene from the injuries he received in the accident.  No one else was injured as a result of the accident.

An autopsy will be performed on Friday, April 14, 2017 to determine the cause of death.

Details of the accident remain under investigation by the Cayce Department of Public Safety and CMC Officials.