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Branford, CT – Man Killed By Overturned Forklift On W Main St

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | May 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Branford, CT (May 7, 2019) – On Tuesday, May 7, Branford Fire Department responded to the scene of an accident on West Main Street in front of the Whip It Tire Service.

The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. According to Assistant Branford Fire Chief Shaun Heffernan, a 58-year-old male was in the roadway near the Whip It Tire Service garage. He was attempting to add air to one of the tires on a forklift, which was in the back of his truck when the machine fell out of the truck and on top of him.

Firefighters arrived at the scene of the incident to find the male unconscious underneath the forklift. Crews used floor jacks to lift up the forklift so they can remove the male from underneath the machine.

The man was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the man who lost his life in this tragic incident.

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For over three decades, Connecticut personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin have helped thousands of victims, and their families, get the justice and compensation they deserve. Dealing with the aftermath of a fatal injury is overwhelming. It is crucial for families to get the representation they need to protect their legal rights so they can grieve and focus on their families. Contact our Law firm today at (860) 322-5302 to see how we can help with your case.

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Disclaimer: As active members in our local and statewide communities, we are saddened by these accidents and our hearts go out to the friends, family, and victims affected by them. Our intent in these posts is to raise awareness in our community of the dangers involved in these activities and to hopefully prevent future injuries. This information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should always speak with an experienced legal professional about your case.

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