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Man, 50, killed in accident at Sanford metal shop

Posted August 26, 2013
Updated August 27, 2013

An employee was killed Monday afternoon when a large stacked bale of copper wire fell on him at Lee Iron & Metal in Sanford, police said.
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— The vice president and co-owner of Lee Iron & Metal in Sanford was killed Monday afternoon when a large stacked bale of copper wire fell on him, police said.

Martin Alan Davis, 50, was working on a forklift near the bales of copper at about 3 p.m. When he got off the forklift, one of the bales fell on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Scot Carpenter, owner of Lee Iron & Metal, released a statement Tuesday regarding Davis' death.

"Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of Martin Davis," he said. "There is a void that will remain in our lives forever."

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration will conduct an investigation.

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  • Scubagirl Aug 27, 2013

    So sad, condolences to all who cared about him.

  • Whosays Aug 27, 2013

    So sorry for this families loss, must have been a good person helping out and not sitting behind a desk all day.

  • SFSOLDIER Aug 27, 2013

    Terrible accident. I feel sorry for the guy and his family.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 27, 2013

    Thoughts for the family. RIP

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 26, 2013

    Geez, I'm so sorry.

    Praying for his loved ones.