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Home Depot employee dies after being trapped beneath forklift

Added 11-29-21 12:18:02am EST - “A Home Depot employee in Virginia was killed after he became trapped beneath a forklift while working, according to local officials.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Home Depot employee dies after being trapped beneath forklift”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The man killed in the forklift accident at a @HomeDepot in Fairfax is Paul Gato. A friend says he moved to the U.S. from Ghana to pursue the American dream and support family back home. @FairfaxCountyPD says a forklift fell and trapped him while he was unloading supplies. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/TCVLwSmGmv

A Home Depot employee in Virginia was killed after he became trapped beneath a forklift while working, according to local officials.

Paulo Gato, 43, was crushed after a forklift he was operating fell on its side just after midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 23, according to the Fairfax County Police.

Gato had been operating the forklift unloading supplies from a delivery truck when the forklift fell over, trapping Gato. The delivery truck driver heard the loud crash and upon seeing Gato immediately alerted EMS and police, cops said.

Police do not believe there is any indication of criminal activity but remains under investigation by police along with officials from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An autopsy from a medical examiner is pending to determine the exact cause of death.

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