Details on the accident are scarce, but police did say Batts was using the forklift to load a semi when the incident occurred. The events leading up to Batts’ death are still under investigation.
Employees told reports that Batts was new to the company, AAA Cooper Transportation, and had only joined the company a couple of weeks ago.
The company has declined to comment on the accident, but employees stated that their managers always stress safety as a top priority.
Following information provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):