35-Year-Old Man Reportedly Operating Fork Lift Dies in Lafayette: Sheriff

A 35-year-old man died Monday afternoon in Lafayette during an incident that occurred while he was reportedly operating forklift, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

At about 3 p.m., officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 800 block of Avalon Avenue for a report of an incident that occurred at an industrial worksite.

Officers learned that the incident involved a man who was driving a forklift and had somehow become trapped.

At the scene, responding emergency personnel pronounced the man dead.

Additional details about the fatal incident were not released.

The man's identity is being withheld, pending the notification of his family, according to sheriff's officials.

The incident remains under investigation by Lafayette police and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680.

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