Jorge Esparza Killed in Forklift Accident in Northlake, TX
Northlake, TX — May 12, 2022, Jorge Esparza was killed as the result of a forklift accident which happened on the job at Stanley Black & Decker.
Initial details about the accident provided in public statements from OSHA say that the incident took place just before 10:00 p.m. at a Stanley Black & Decker Distribution facility. Their statements said that 23-year-old Jorge Esparza was on a stand-up forklift at the time. Due to a series of events unclear, Esparza became pinned against a storage rack. This resulted in fatal injuries.
The OSHA investigation says only that Esparza "was discovered" after being pinned and does not clarify what may have led to the accident itself. Statements from witnesses or co-workers were not provided in the accident summary.
Details about Stanley Black & Decker in relation to the accident can't be confirmed at this time. There were no cited violations alleged, and the reports do not include any recommended penalties or fines. Right now, the cause of the accident and the results of the OSHA investigation remain unclear.