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Kings Mtn. man dies in Gaffney plant incident

GAFFNEY, S.C. – A Kings Mountain man was killed Thursday evening in an apparent industrial accident, the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office says.

Kenneth Robert Clary, 24, died shortly before 9 p.m. at the ADS Logistics plant, on Commerce Drive.

Coroner Dennis Fowler says Clary was operating a picker lift machine and was about 30 feet off the ground, pulling orders of shoes from the shelves. His machine was struck by another machine.

Fowler says the force of the impact caused the machine “to topple, sending him to the concrete floor below.”

“Mr. Clary suffered severe head trauma and died at the scene,” Fowler adds.

The driver of the other machine was not hurt.

The coroner’s office says it is the second death in six years at the plant. According to archives, a worker was killed in a forklift accident in 2007.

ADS Logistics is a warehouse and distribution company.

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