Man Who Died At Oakland Plastic Company ID'd

A company spokesperson told NBC Bay Area on Friday that "the company is in mourning."

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Friday, Jan 4, 2013  |  Updated 10:20 AM PDT
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Man Who Died At Oakland Plastic Company ID'd

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A man who died during a forklift accident Thursday at an Oakland plastics company has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as 34-year-old Eduardo Martinez-Barajas of Oakland.

Barajas was killed while working trying to fix one forklift at Super Link Plastic Inc. at 888 92nd Avenue just before 10 a.m. when another forklift fell on top of him, killing him on scene, according to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

A company spokesperson told NBC Bay Area on Friday that "the company is in mourning." The spokesperson was very emotional. He declined to say more until the man's family can be contacted.

 According to state records, the company has had no fatal accidents there in five years.

When officers arrived, they discovered the man was not breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cal-OSHA was notified and is currently conducting an investigation.

Late last month, another man was killed in Oakland, which is also being investigated by Cal-OSHA. On Oct. 24, Mark Arnett got pinned between a bumper of a crane trolley and a guard rail at the Port of Oakland and suffered fatal injuries.

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