Man Crushed By Forklift at Amazon Distribution Center

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Updated: 11/05/2013 3:51 pm
FERNLEY, NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- A man from Reno died Tuesday at the Amazon Distribution Center in Fernley, after being crushed by a forklift.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, the man who was killed, was working for an outside company and was there to pick up the rented forklift.

According to Lt. Johnny Smith, the man crushed, did not properly secure the forklift onto the bed of the truck as it started to roll towards the front of the bed.

The forklift ended up rolling off the side of the bed, crushing him. The man was reported dead on the scene. There were no other injuries reported.

The man's identity has not yet been released. 


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FallonBorn - 11/8/2013 9:50 AM
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my condolances to this mans family. But OSHA has safety procedures in place to prevent things like this. I work at a mine and we have to comply with MSHA regulations everyone is written in someones blood. SOPs are in place for a reason.

Kramer - 11/5/2013 5:59 PM
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another fatal workplace accident was at the Sierra Pacific mill in Quincy. the victim had some clothing get caught in a conveyor belt he was cleaning. At least in that case an OSHA (Cal-OSHA) investigation will be done- poor guy was an "independent contractor" for 'Amazon'. whatta gimmick that name is...

Speed - 11/5/2013 5:52 PM
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nub; This guy didn't work for Amazon,he was just there to haul a rented forklift. Oh-well,any excuse to vent.....My condolences to the man's family.

nubgnngs42 - 11/5/2013 5:47 PM
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Want to see Slave Labor in action? Go to work at Amazon in Fernley or any other one of them. Boycott Amazon this Xmas. Should see all the porn they sell out there to.
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