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1 person injured in forklift accident at Ardent Mills

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ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

One worker was injured Thursday afternoon following an accident involving a forklift. 

The victim, a contract employee, was injured after an incident with a forklift at Ardent Mills, which is a flour milling company in Alton, Ill. 

The victim was evacuated from the scene of the accident via helicopter and was transported to the hospital. 

Ardent Mills said in a statement that a contractor was working on site in the Ardent Mills' Alton Community warehouse. While an individual moved a piece of equipment using a forklift, the load tipped over. The falling load caused the forklift to fall and trap a worker. 

The individual operating the forklift was injured and airlifted to the hospital. Their condition is currently unknown. 

The contractor's name has not been released at this time. 

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