- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - A wooden box containing two construction workers fell from a forklift hoist and landed on one of the workers, killing him.

Deputy Constable Roy Guinn of Harris County Precinct 5 says the accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex construction site in Houston’s northwestern suburbs.

Guinn says the workers placed the large wooden box on the forklift hoist and two workers climbed inside. As the box was being hoisted to the second floor, it became wobbly and fell. One worker managed to jump through an open second-story window and wasn’t hurt. The other man fell from the box to the ground, with the box falling on him and killing him.



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