A car crashed into a securgian industrial park in Georgia on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 100 others, Georgia’s governor said.
State officials said they were investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred at the time the building’s crane operator was loading a concrete slab into the building.
The Georgia State Police said it was the first known incident of a concrete worker injuring a worker at a concrete factory.
Authorities said a witness told police that he saw the worker fall down a concrete shaft and get out of the way before being struck by a cement truck.
State police said the cement truck was carrying concrete slabs from a nearby site when it struck the worker.
Officials did not immediately release the worker’s name or provide any details on how he died.
The incident happened at a factory that builds concrete slumps for the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Georgia’s top auto regulator has said the concrete factory has been operating at unsafe temperatures since 2014.
Georgia’s Department of Labor and Industry has also said the factory’s concrete slop production is at “hazardous” levels.
Georgia has a $5 billion construction industry.