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Lawrenceburg man killed in forklift accident

LAWRENCEBURG — The state is investigating the death of a man in a workplace accident in Anderson County.

Donald David Soard, 34, of Lawrenceburg died Thursday after a load of steel rebar shifted on a forklift and fell onto him, according to the Anderson County coroner's office.

The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Over the Top Rope Inc., a company that builds wrestling rings, said Kembra Taylor, general counsel of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

An investigator with the Cabinet's Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program is investigating the accident, Taylor said.