Worker killed in US forklift crash

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- 16 Mar 2023 ( #1119 ) - Haverstraw, NY, United States
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KJ Tiles Warehouse
KJ Tiles Warehouse

A worker was killed by falling tiles when the forklift he was operating crashed into shelves in a warehouse in West Haverstraw, New York.

The crash occurred at the KJ Tiles Warehouse with no criminality involved, according to police quoted in the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

An investigation is being conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to determine if workplace safety procedures were followed.

Carlos Ramirez-Hernandez, 52, was reported unconscious when found on the floor in the rear of the warehouse, surrounded by boxes of broken tiles.

A preliminary investigation determined Ramirez-Hernandez was operating the forklift when he apparently reversed into commercial metal shelving containing pallets of tiles.

He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

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