Forklift Accident Kills Man at New Hampshire Recycling Plant

September 21, 2009

Fire department officials say a worker died in a forklift accident as employees prepared to leave for the day at a metals recycling plant in Concord, N.H.

An emergency call at about 5 p.m. Tuesday indicated the employee was crushed by a forklift at Schnitzer Steel, also known as Advanced Recycling. The worker was identified Wednesday as 33-year-old Todd Leach of Concord.

Investigators from Concord police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

The company processes large amounts of scrap metal for recycling.

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