AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Authorities say a construction worker was electrocuted at the site where a Richmond County school is being built.
Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen says 33-year-old Jevon Maloy of Bonaire died Wednesday afternoon at the construction site for the Richmond County Career Technical Magnet School.
Bowen tells The Augusta Chronicle that Maloy was a temporary electrical worker who worked at the site for three days. The coroner said he was standing on a ladder performing work in the ceiling when he was electrocuted and fell to the ground.
Richmond County School System spokeswoman Carol Rountree says the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to investigate the death.
The magnate school is being built on the Augusta Technical College campus and is scheduled for completion in August.