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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Emergency personnel in Charlotte say a worker at a recycling plant has died in an industrial accident.

Multiple media outlets report the unidentified worker died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Source Recycling.

A spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Labor said state officials were told by Charlotte firefighters that the employee was struck by a forklift. Emergency workers say the employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

The spokeswoman said the Occupational Safety Hazard Division will open an investigation.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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