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Forklift Operator Dies in Taunton Workplace Accident

On Monday morning, a work-related accident at a Taunton warehouse killed a worker. The 51-year-old Stoughton resident was operating a stand-up forklift when it slammed into one of the building supporting beams and threw him to the concrete floor. The impact of the fall accident caused massive bleeding after the worker’s temple hit the floor.

Taunton police arrived at the scene of the accident at 10:30am. The worker was pronounced dead an hour after the workplace accident after being transported to Morton Hospital and Medical Center.

The workplace fatality is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but a statement from the Taunton Police Department reports that the incident has already been deemed an accident.

Worker dies after fall in Taunton warehouse, Taunton Daily Gazette, August 31, 2009
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