Accident kills man at home

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 2004

A Lincoln County man was killed Tuesday evening during anaccident at his home where he was pinned under a truck, said DeputyCoroner Robert Tyler.

Kevin Cooper, 38, died when a welding truck fell on him shortlyafter 7 p.m. at his home at 2122 Furr’s Mill Road, Tyler said. At7:20 p.m., Tyler said, Cooper’s wife went to check on him and foundhim under the truck.

“The jack broke, the truck rolled and stopped on topped of him,”Tyler said.

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The Brookhaven Fire Department’s Jaws of Life were called tofree Cooper from under the one-ton Dodge welding truck. He was thentaken to King’s Daughters Medical Center, fire department officialssaid.

Cooper was pronounced dead at 8:15 p.m., Tyler said. BrookhavenFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements, which areincomplete.

Cooper was a contract welder for about two years with Pepper’sMachine and Welding. Owner Roger Pepper expressed condolences toCooper’s wife Julie, daughter Michaela and other familymembers.

“He was a good fellow and a good boy,” Pepper said ofCooper.