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A Worker Dies in a Forklift Accident at a Weyerhaeuser Sawmill Facility in Craven County, North Carolina

Craven County, N.C. –  A worker was killed in a forklift accident on Sunday at a Weyerhaeuser sawmill facility.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on fatal forklift accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), forklift accidents cause about 85 yearly fatalities. This is not good. More has to be done to reduce these fatal incidents.

Workers have a right to do their jobs safely and to be equipped with the proper training and safety tools. An investigation by trained professionals is needed to uncover the circumstances that led to this loss of life. Was the worker adequately trained and provided with safety protocols for operating or being near such dangerous equipment? Employers have a responsibility to ensure their workers receive comprehensive training and have access to necessary safety measures to perform their duties safely.

The company must be held responsible if negligence is determined to have played a role in this incident. Actual change occurs when those accountable for shortcomings are held liable for their actions.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.



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