Forklift accidents

Essex businessman crushed to death

June 8th 2012. An Essex businessman was crushed to death by a container in an horrific workplace incident. The deceased was ac company director aged 54 from Billericay and he suffered fatal injuries when the container being carried by a fork lift truck fell on top of him.

Emergency services rushed to the company in Braintree to reports a man’s legs were trapped underneath the container. However, he could not be saved and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The driver of the forklift and the deceased were moving a container and it appears that during the course of this something has happened and the container has caused the injuries.

“We believe that the deceased was assisting the driver of the forklift. We understand they both worked for the same company.”

The driver of the forklift truck was uninjured.

Local media reports that the deceased has headed up the company since 2003. The company provides new and pre-owned portable buildings, storage containers and anti-vandal cabins.