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Hattiesburg man dies in forklift accident

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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg man died this morning while making a delivery at a construction site off Richburg Road.

According to Lamar County Deputy Coroner Anna Miller, Wayne Felts, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene where he was pinned under a forklift around 9:15.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said Felts worked for a local construction company and was making a delivery at a construction site.

“He appeared to be unloaded materials off a flatbed truck when the forklift flipped and pinned him underneath,” said Rigel.

Miller said the body has been sent to the State Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Members of the Lamar County Sheriff's Department, Lamar County Emergency Management Agency, ASAP and the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

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