Sanford scrap yard employee killed by copper wire bale - WNCT

Sanford scrap yard employee killed by copper wire bale

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SANFORD, N.C. -

An employee of a Sanford scrap yard died Monday after a bale of copper wiring fell onto him.

Sanford Police say an employee at Lee Iron & Metal was operating a forklift around a large stack of copper wiring bales when he exited the forklift and a bale fell onto him.

Police say the victim was later pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time until notification of next of kin is made.

Lee Iron & Metal is located at 2219 South Horner Blvd. in Sanford.

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