Mulberry Grove man dies after fall from scaffold

FAYETTE COUNTY — A 67-year-old rural Mulberry Grove man died Tuesday when he fell from a scaffold while working.

James Hickman was working on a house approximately 28 feet above a concrete patio when he lost his balance and fell.

The accident occurred at about 4:27 Tuesday night. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen pronounced Hickman dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Coroner, and an autopsy scheduled for today at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham.