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Worker Operating Fork Lift Dies in Center Moriches Industrial Accident

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  25. March 2015

Center Moriches, NY - March 25, 2015 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident where a man died after striking his head and falling off a forklift in Center Moriches this evening.
 
Santos Ortiz was operating a forklift at Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, located at 95 Montauk Highway, when he lost control of the vehicle, hit his head on a metal post and fell to the ground at approximately 6:10 p.m. Ortiz, 37, of Mastic Beach, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.
 
An autopsy will be conducted by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
 
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified.

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