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Man killed in workplace accident in Robeson County was military veteran

Alex Radford (Richard Boles Funeral Home)

59-year-old Alex Radford who was killed Sunday morning in deadly workplace accident at Campbell Soup on Highway 71 North in the Maxton community of Robeson County was a veteran of the United States Army, according to an online obituary with the Richard Boles Funeral Home in Laurinburg.

Radford and another worker were hurt when, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, Radford was attempting to dump a smaller dumpster into a larger dumpster at a loading dock. The smaller dumpster jumped off track of the forklift he was using and he was trying to fix it when the dumpster fell, pinning him.

Another worker ran to help Radford, but the dumpster shifted, pinning both of them, according to Sealey.

Both were rescued by emergency personnel and transported to a local hospital. Radford died, but the other worker is still being treated.

The N.C. Department of Labor and the N.C. Occupational Safety and Health Division are investigating the incident.

Radford's obituary says, "He was a veteran who proudly served in the United States Army. Alex was passionate about his work and was a dedicated employee of 34 years with the Campbell Soup Company in Maxton. He enjoyed traveling, going to car and motorcycle shows, reading and watching movies. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. Alex will always be remembered as a terrific father, wonderful Papa and a devoted friend who will truly be missed. "

A memorial service for Radford takes place Thursday, July 19 at 4 p.m. at Stewartsville Baptist Church in Laurinburg.

A private interment will be at a later date.

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