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OSHA Investigating Fatal Forklift Accident at McAllen, Texas Construction Site

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a fatal forklift accident that tragically killed a subcontractor on a McAllen, Texas construction site last week.

Victim of McAllen, Texas Forklift Accident Fell from Wooden Box

The deadly incident occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. on August 20th, as the 24-year-old man and his co-worker, both from Tabasco, Mexico, removed texture from a wall in the Las Palomas mixed-income development at 1900 Dove Avenue in McAllen.

Both men were standing in a wooden box on top of the forklift, and fell about 8-to-10 feet when the box flipped off the vehicle. The deceased ended up face-down on the sidewalk, with the box landing on his head.

Although other workers onsite rushed to his aid and lifted the box from his body, they were unable to save the man’s life. He died at the scene.

Subcontractor Worked for Riverside Masonry

The construction site superintendent, an employee of the Houston-based Brownstone Group, was offsite at the time. Nevertheless, he told police that the subcontractors had been using the forklift in an unsafe manner.

The site safety inspector arrived sometime later, and also indicated that he was not on scene when the man died.

OSHA opened an investigation into the McAllen forklift accident the following day.

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