A workplace accident claimed the life of a man in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The accident happened during the morning hours when the worker was operating a forklift and it overturned. The forklift landed on top of the man and he died from the injuries he suffered. The accident is being investigated and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely be involved.
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