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Man struck and killed by forklift

March 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
There was a tragic accident at a local construction site on Tuesday. A man was struck and killed by a forklift. Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday firefighters were called to 1310 N. Biggy Street in Boyle Heights. Fire officials say a man was walking near a construction site when he was run over and crushed by a forklift.

The forklift was part of a crew working at the ambulance entrance of the former County-USC Medical Center.

Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, says the forklift operator wasn't injured but was clearly shaken. Humphrey says the forklift operator was offered emotional support by firefighters and a clergy member on the scene.

The victim has not been identified.


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