Area house mover killed on job

PICKENS — The owner of an area house-moving service was killed in an accident on the job last week.

Dan Ward

Dan Ward

Dan Ward, owner of Dan Ward House Movers, was injured while attempting to move a portable classroom at the Clemson Institute of Learning, located at 640 Concord Church Road in Pickens.

According to Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley, Ward was in the process of moving the classroom from the top of a hill at the facility to the bottom. During the process, Kelley said, it is believed a hydraulic jack that was being used shifted and pinned Ward between the classroom and the hauling vehicle. Kelley said the accident happened around 7:45 a.m. on July 13.

Ward was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he died at around 6:30 p.m., Kelley said.

According to a Pickens County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Clemson University employees on scene rendered aid and called 911, but did not witness the accident.