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Man Killed in Accidental Electrocution

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.

 

One Response to Man Killed in Accidental Electrocution

  1. danny gil

    April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    This incidents happen because thous workers don’t have any training of how to work around power lines.this guy left behind a wife and a 5 months old son. And now its Ben over a week and he still not madeit back……..