FULLERTON – A man was pronounced dead by paramedics at a business in the 1400 block of East Orange Thorpe Avenue after he was crushed by the forklift he was driving Monday (November 21, 2016,) police said. The 53-year- old victim, whose name is being withheld until his family can be notified, was driving the vehicle at Atlas Construction Supply around 7 a.m., said Sgt. Jon Radus. “At some point, he lost control of the forklift and crashed,” Radus said. It rolled to the right, spilling the driver and pinned him. The cause of the incident is under investigation, but police do not believe the lift’s load was to blame. It was unclear if the forklift was moving freight at the time of the rollover.
By Joshua Sudock, Orange County Register
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