Edgefield man dies after forklift accident


An Edgefield man died Thursday after being struck by a forklift.

John W. Varner, 62, fell off a Hyster Forklift and was run over by the machine, according to the Edgefield County coroner’s office.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. at Tides International Lumberyard, where Varner worked as a supervisor, the coroner’s office said.

Varner was transported to Edgefield County Hospital where he died from severe body trauma.