Worker badly burned while working on new C of C building

Image by College of CharlestonImage by 20090204-cato.jpg The under-construction building.

One worker was badly burned this morning while welding on the College of Charleston's new art building.

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Live 5 News is reporting that other workers used a blanket to extinguish the flame and that the man was flown to Augusta's burn center.

Live 5 News is probably your best bet for more info, and The Post and Courier has a short video of the unnamed man being loaded into an ambulance.

The Marion and Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Center for the Arts will be a 74,000-square-foot addition to the Albert Simons Center for the Arts. According to the College of Charleston, it "will include teaching studios, performance classrooms, “smart” classrooms, a choral and ensemble practice room and a new art gallery, complete with a media room and a space for special collections."

It's scheduled to be completed in time for the fall semester.

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