Industrial accident leaves man’s head pinned by forklift

Stock Photo, St. George News

HURRICANE – A St. George man working under a pickup truck raised on a forklift received serious head injuries Friday after the truck slipped, pinning the man’s head between a leg of the forklift and the vehicle.

A co-worker used another forklift to raise the fallen end of the truck so the 33-year-old man’s head could be released. Officers responding to the scene said the victim was alert, conscious, talking and joking with medical personnel as they transported him to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

The accident occurred around 9:40 a.m. at a business located on Industrial Drive near Purgatory Correctional Facility.

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  • R Keith March 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    just wait till OSHA hears about this it will not be a joke then !

  • J R L March 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I was fortunate to obtain photos which have raised the eyebrows of individuals who will be assisting in an investigation. It’s absolutely amazing how laxed this shop is while preparing “salvaged title” vehicles for an auto dealer in Hurricane, Utah.

  • Luke April 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I can tell neither one of you were there when the accident happened

  • Jim April 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    To the stupid SOB who wasnt there and doesn’t know what happend or a d*%^ thing about that shop or who they do it for. Keep your stupid a*% comments to yourself, your sister-wife/cousin/butt buddie/ and that sheep your sleeping with!! The rest of the world doesn’t want to hear your silly a*% opinion.

  • LJR April 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    For the record I have been been buying vehicles from this laxed “salvage repair” shop for the the past 8 years I have purchased 8 vehicles from them, my family members have purchased an additional 7. They have been great to work with and always provided me and my family with quality cars at prices your not upside down in after it leaves the lot and have always tried to help fix any problem after the sale no matter how big or small, try getting that from your unlax “BIG DEALERS” in the area I did the first two cars I bought and all I got was the joy of writing $1500- $3800 checks to “get out of them”. Keep up the good work guys, having a possitive attidude and being lax are two differnt things which some people in this community havent figured out yet!!

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