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1 killed, 1 injured in construction site accident

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Emergency crews at the scene of the construction site accident. (June 14, 2012/FOX Carolina) Emergency crews at the scene of the construction site accident. (June 14, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Emergency crews at the scene of the construction site accident. (June 14, 2012/FOX Carolina) Emergency crews at the scene of the construction site accident. (June 14, 2012/FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

One person was killed and another person was injured in an accident at a Fountain Inn construction site Thursday morning.

The accident happened at 11:08 a.m. near the intersection of Scuffletown and Jones Mill roads.

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said 28-year-old Pedro Perez was pronounced dead at the scene. He said an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Ellis said the other man suffered injuries to his legs and abdomen.

SLIDESHOW: Coroner called to construction site accident

FOX Carolina crews at the scene said one man was pulled out of a hole on a back board and was taken by ambulance to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Ellis said the accident happened when a piece of equipment rolled into the ditch, that was about 16 feet deep and 12 feet across.

Jennifer DeWitt with the Greenville Water System said a crew was installing pipes when the accident occurred.

Copyright 2012 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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