Worker dies after forklift pins him to freezer shelves at storage company, Utah cops say
A 38-year-old worker died after he was pinned between a forklift and freezer shelves while at a storage company in Utah, police said.
Authorities responded to the injured and bleeding worker at 12:29 p.m., Monday, May 15, at Americold Logistics in Clearfield, police said in a news release.
His coworkers tended to him until first responders arrived, police said.
First responders freed him, gave him medical aid and took him to a hospital, but he suffered “significant trauma” to his lower body and died, police said.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the workplace incident, police said.
“On May 15, there was an incident at our facility in Clearfield, UT that resulted in the tragic passing of one of our associates. We are cooperating fully with authorities in their ongoing investigation,” the company said in a statement to McClatchy News.
Americold provides “cold storage warehouses and supply chain management.”
Clearfield is about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.
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