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Industrial Accident Turns Deadly

Industrial Accident Turns Deadly

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Whit Johnson ReportingAn industrial accident turns deadly in Salt Lake City when a worker falls from a fork lift. Emergency crews rushed to the scene around 11:00 Saturday morning, but it was too late to save the fallen worker.

It happened at a brine shrimp processing plant. The company is called Salt Creek Incorporated, it's near 500 South 3500 West. The plant is usually closed on the weekends, but building managers tell us today there were some people working in shifts.

Police tell us the victim is 55-year-old Boyce Tibbets. We haven't able to confirm what his job was, but he was apparently in a box, balancing on a fork lift, inspecting duct work when he fell about 12 feet to the hard floor below.

Police say he died from his injuries shortly after.

As for the investigation, it's being called an industrial accident. We understand OSHA is being notified.

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