According to the Columbus Dispatch,
an Abercrombie & Fitch employee was killed on October 13 in a forklift accident at the retailer’s New Albany distribution center.
The newspaper reported that the worker was operating a forklift when it collided with another model. The man, whose name was withheld from the media, was in his late 40s. Prior to his death, he was transported to the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center for treatment.
The accident occurred at the retailer’s Distribution Center 1 at around 9:30 p.m. According to reports, the operator of the other forklift was unhurt. Officials with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.
Abercrombie & Fitch released a statement after the accident, but did not address how it occurred. “We are mourning the loss of one of our associates and saddened by the tragic accident that occurred at our distribution center,” the statement said. “Our thoughts are with the associate’s family, friends and coworkers.”
My Family Member Was Killed in a Forklift Accident. What Can I Do?
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