CMPD: Man dies in industrial accident in northeast Charlotte

CMPD: 1 person dies in industrial accident in northeast Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A person died Tuesday in the 600 block of East Sugar Creek Road in an industrial accident, according to officials.

The incident happened around 1 p.m.

Police and emergency crews wrapped up an investigation in Source Recycling Company off Sugar Creek Road.
 
Investigators said something caused a forklift to turn on its side and the operator was crushed.
 
They couldn't say if the operator was hauling or moving something or what he was doing.
 
 Firefighters were not able to say who the operator is or how long they have worked here.
    
The North Carolina Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division launched an investigation into the accident to see if there were any safety or health standards that were violated.
    
That investigation could take up to four months.
 
The manager of the company said the business is closing for the day but would not comment any further about what happened here this afternoon.