- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) - A worker suffered fatal injuries after falling off a forklift and striking his head on Long Island.

Suffolk County police say it happened Tuesday evening as Santos Ortiz was operating the machine at Kurt Weiss Greenhouses on Montauk Highway in Center Moriches.

hey say Ortiz lost control of the vehicle, hit his head on a metal post and fell to the ground.

The 37-year-old victim of Mastic Beach was taken to a hospital where he died.

The county medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.


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