Man killed by forklift in industrial accident

A man from Michigan City was killed in a workplace industrial accident at Bulk Transport’s yard in ArcelorMittal.

The 57-year-old mechanic was killed after the forklift he was working on fell over on him, according to the county coroner. The forklift was picked up by a loader in order for it be worked on when it collapsed and fell on top of the mechanic.

The mechanic was alone working on the forklift and was later found by a  Matco Tools employee. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be conducting an investigation.

Industrial accidents can cause serious injury, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.