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Forklift Accident at Nucor Steel in Trinity, Alabama Tragically Kills Texas Contractor

Alabama Plant Accident Lawyer | Nucor Steel Forklift Accident Kill Texas Contractor

A forklift accident at an Alabama steel plant resulted in the tragic death of a Texas contractor earlier this week.

Forklift Accident Occurred in Nucor Steel Plant’s Hot Mill

First responders were called to the Nucor Steel facility at 4301 Iverson Boulevard in Trinity around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 20th. According to the Decatur Police, the contractor was in the plant’s hot mill when the accident occurred.

“We know there was a forklift being moved onto or off of a trailer and at some point. it struck him or ran him over,” Chris Phillips with Decatur Fire. “The details are unclear.”

Contractor Worked for Delta Fabrication & Machine

Air transport was requested, but both available services declined due to weather, resulting in the victim’s transfer to Huntsville Hospital via ambulance.  Although he was conscious and responsive during transport, the man’s condition deteriorated, and he later died at the hospital.

The deceased contractor has since been identified as an employee of Delta Fabrication & Machine, a company based in Daingerfield, Texas.

Monday’s fatal forklift accident remains under investigation.

How Common are Fatal Forklift Accidents?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of 85 fatal forklift accidents occur in the United States every year. An additional 34,900 forklift-related incidents result in serious injury.

More than 40% of forklift deaths involve vehicle tip-overs, and a quarter occur when a worker is crushed between the vehicle and another object.

Manufacturing accounts for nearly 43% of all forklift accident deaths reported to OSHA every year.

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