05 Nov Man Run Over by Forklift
An employee of an auto-parts business in Otay Mesa was apparently struck by a forklift Monday and killed, the county Medical Examiner’s Office said.
The 68-year-old Tijuana man died at the scene. He was identified as Salvador Gonzalez-Rincon.
The incident was reported at 11:40 a.m. at Central Auto Parts on Datsun Street, near Otay Valley Road. Gonzalez-Rincon was found on the ground near the forklift, with the engine running. There were no witnesses, and it is believed he was run over by the vehicle, a medical examiner’s investigator said.
He died at the scene. The incident will be investigated by Cal/OSHA.
Clearly this could have been prevented. Please don’t let this happen to your or your employees. Forklift certification is required every 3 years. Make sure you’re up to date on yours.