21-Year-Old Man Operating Forklift Dies in Industrial Accident

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  10. June 2016

Rocky Point, NY - June 10, 2016 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a man died after the forklift he was operating overturned on him in Rocky Point today.

Josue Rodriguez was operating a forklift at Swim King, located at 475 Rt. 25A when the forklift fell onto its side, pinning him under the roof of the forklift at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Rodriguez, 21, Bellport was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead.

The incident appears to be non-criminal. An autopsy will be conducted by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have been notified.

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