Aerials: Worker killed by robotic forklift in Granite City warehouse

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 7 at 11:40 AM

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A worker at the Kraft Foods warehouse in Granite City, Illinois died after being struck by a robotic forklift Tuesday morning.

According to reports, the accident happened around 5:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of Missouri Avenue.  Officials said a worker was in the warehouse when he was struck by the device.  Further details about how the accident happened have not yet been released.

By the time emergency crews arrived, the worker had passed away.

Police said the victim was a 43-years-old.  His name is not being released at this time pending notification of family members.

Investigators are working on a report and expect to release more information at a later time.

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