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One man was killed Thursday, April 5, in an accidental electrocution in a field off Bauknight Road according to the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office.
Mauricio Martinez, 27, died when an irrigation pole he and fellow workers were trying to move hit a power line. Reports were that another worker was also injured in this accident, but there was no information available on this man’s condition.
Mr. Martinez was employed by J.W. Yonce & Sons. According to his employer, Mr. Martinez was from Mexico and had no family here in Edgefield. His body is being sent back to Mexico for burial.