Man killed in forklift accident

2016-11-25 10:47
 A 31-year-old man was killed after a forklift he was operating overturned, pinning him beneath it. (Supplied, ER24)

 A 31-year-old man was killed after a forklift he was operating overturned, pinning him beneath it. (Supplied, ER24)

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Cape Town – A 31-year-old man was killed when a forklift he was operating overturned on a farm near George, paramedics said on Friday.

Witnesses told ER24 paramedics that the vehicle apparently had mechanical failure, causing it to overturn and pin the driver under it on Thursday evening.

His colleagues rushed to his aid and lifted the forklift off him, spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

He died on the scene. Local authorities would investigate.

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