Man who died in Minneapolis forklift accident is identified
- Associated Press
- June 29, 2014 - 8:08 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Hennepin County authorities have identified the worker who died after a stack of wood fell from his forklift and crushed him.
The medical examiner's office said Sunday the man was 36-year-old Travis James Carter of Ham Lake.
He was killed Friday afternoon while working a shift at AA Container and Reload in Minneapolis.
Police say he was stacking bundles of a wood product when he apparently got off the forklift. That's when the stack fell and crushed him.
Authorities say he died of multiple blunt-force injuries. Because the death occurred in a workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, will join the investigation.
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