Worker Dies in Forklift Accident at Nebraska Mine

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 52-year-old Ashland man has died in a forklift accident at a mine in eastern Nebraska.

Authorities say the accident occurred about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Martin Marietta Aggregate mine near Weeping Water in Cass County.

Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann says Darold Abbott Jr. lost control of the forklift while hauling a large, empty trash bin when it fell off and the forklift kept going.

Bruggemann says that when the forklift hit a concrete base, the forklift rolled on its left side and pinned Abbott.

Abbott was pronounced dead at the scene.

Company spokeswoman Dana Guzzo didn't immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.

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