NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old man has died in a forklift accident inside a New York City warehouse.
The New York Police Department says officers responded around 1 a.m. Thursday to a 911 call reporting an injury at The Chef’s Warehouse on Food Center Drive in the Bronx.
When officers arrived they found a forklift operator suffering from a severe head injury. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Late Thursday night police identified the victim as Shakeem Farnum of Lafayette Avenue in the Bronx.
Police say Farnum was operating a forklift when he leaned out of the vehicle and his head got wedged between the vehicle and a metal shelf.
The investigation into the accident is continuing.