Monday, December 16, 2013

UPDATE: Overturned Fork Lift Kills Caldwell Man in Downtown Boise

Posted By on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM

UPDATE: Dec. 16, 2013 3:30 p.m.

The Ada County Coroner identified the body of a man killed in a Downtown Boise fork lift accident on Dec. 16 as 51-year-old Todd Wolf of Caldwell. He was an employee of Pacific Steel and Recycling. He was operating the fork lift as it was being uploaded from a trailer. The fork lift tipped and crushed Wolf. He and two other employees were moving furniture when the incident occurred.

The coroner confirmed that Wolf died of blunt force trauma due to the accident.

ORIGINAL POST: Dec. 16, 2013 1 p.m.

A man was killed Monday morning, the victim of an apparent fork lift accident.

Boise Police, Fire and Emergency Medical responders rushed to the scene just before 10 a.m. this morning after at least two people called 911, saying a man had been pinned beneath an overturned fork lift on West Washington Street between North Eighth and North Seventh streets. The scene was a construction site behind a building at 700 West State Street. The man was apparently the fork lift driver.

The first Boise Police officer on the scene found the man was already deceased. Firefighters and EMS confirmed the death.

Boise Police are continuing to investigate the accident. Law enforcement also noted that it is common for government agencies, such as OSHA, to join in the investigation.

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