OSHA investigating after man dies in forklift accident at Minneapolis recycling company

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a Minneapolis employee who died in a forklift accident Tuesday.

Simon Barrera Merino, 42, of Richfield, died from blunt force head and chest injuries in a forklift-involved workplace injury at Pioneer Paper Stock — a recycling and shredding company in Minneapolis — according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. He died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday and his death was ruled an accident.

OSHA and the Minneapolis Police Department are conducting an investigation into his death. Since the investigation is active, OSHA is unable to provide any additional information. However, their inspection process is available here.

Pioneer Paper Stock has not yet responded to requests for comment.