Alphonse Ferent Killed in Freetown, MA, Forklift Accident
Freetown, MA -- January 24, 2017, Alphonse Ferent was killed as the result of an accident where a forklift fell on top of him at a loading dock.
Police and other authorities are currently investigating the fatal accident which occurred at the Stop & Shop Distribution Center off Highway 79. The incident occurred in the afternoon hours of Tuesday.
According to preliminary investigations, 51-year-old Ferent was working at a loading dock as a forklift was unloading cargo off of a tractor-trailer. It's currently unclear whether or not Ferent was operating the forklift.
Reports say that the 18-wheeler, for reasons not clear, pulled away from the dock while Ferent was near. This caused him to fall to the ground below. The forklift also lost balance due to this, and it fell on top of Ferent, inflicting fatal injuries.
Ferent was transported to a hospital where he eventually died. No other injuries were reported.
At this time, authorities have not filed any charges in regards to the accident. Investigations are still underway to determine the cause of the accident.
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