- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a Long Island man is dead after he was hit by a forklift.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1KYXQey ) that police say Hector Duarte-Roque was hit Thursday morning in the Suffolk County town of East Hampton.

The 44-year-old Southampton man, who was a forklift operator, had been guiding another operator hauling dock construction material.

Police say Duarte-Roque was airlifted to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The forklift has been impounded for a safety check.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com


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