Man Dies At Oakland Plastic Company

The death came during a forklift accident

A 34-year-old Oakland man died Thursday morning while working on a forklift issue at Super Link Plastic Inc., and now state occupational officers are investigating.

A California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman told NBC Bay Area that two workers were trying to service a forklift about 9:43 a.m. when one of them lifted the forklift off the ground with another forklift. As he was doing that, one of the forklifts crashed down on his partner's head, killing him.

Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said officers raced to 888 92nd Avenue after they received a 911 call on the report of an  "industrial accident." 

Someone at the plastics company was not immediately available for comment. 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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