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Man, 19, killed in Forklift accident in Pontoon Beach

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The outside of the building where a 19-year-old died in a forklift accident Wednesday morning The outside of the building where a 19-year-old died in a forklift accident Wednesday morning

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A 19-year-old Mitchell, Illinois man was killed during a forklift accident in Pontoon Beach Wednesday.

Zachery M. Boland, of Stacy Drive, was operating a forklift and loading appliances onto a truck at a workplace in the 10 block of East Gateway Commerce when the accident occurred around 1:25 a.m.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Boland thought he had finished loading the truck and started to pull away, which apparently caused the forklift to fall backwards. When the forklift fell backwards, Boland struck his head on the door plate of the loading dock.

Authorities said an autopsy and routine toxicology studies will be performed.

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