A 22 year-old Brooklyn man was killed in a forklift accident shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday. According to police, Gustavo Tapia was using an electric pallet stacker to push a Yale forklift up a ramp leading to a parking area on the roof of a Midwood supermarket. The forklift was manned by another employee, but somehow it rolled backward and pinned Tapia against a wall.
Tapia, a Brighton Beach resident, was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced DOA. No arrests have been made, but the NYPD says the investigation is ongoing.
The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have represented people injured and killed in forklift accidents. We recently received over a million dollars for a client who was struck by a forklift at a supermarket.
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