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QUEENS: Construction Worker Killed In Freak Accident Between Forklift And Van

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in Construction Accidents

QUEENS: Construction Worker Killed In Freak Accident Between Forklift And Van


QUEENS, NEW YORK (February 24, 2016) – A construction worker at Napa Auto Parts was killed in a freak accident with a forklift and a van, according to NY Daily News.

The construction worker was apparently operating the forklift and put the machine in neutral. He then got in front of the machine and it rolled forward pinning him next to the van.

Authorities have been able to identify the worker that died as Rakesh Ram. He was rushed to the Elhurst Medical Center, but was later pronounced dead due to his injuries.

It remains possible that the forklift malfunctioned. This will come out after investigators conduct a thorough investigation.

Our staff at the RMFW Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic death of Rakesh Ram. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn this incredible loss.


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