Police said a Honda worker died after being hit in the head with a forklift at the company’s Ohio r&d facility.
Union County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Justice said Ghouse Gulam, 61, was struck in the head by a forklift Monday morning in between two buildings at the Honda R&D Americas complex in Raymond, Ohio.
The forklift was carrying a trash bucket, which might have inhibited the driver’s visibility, Justice said.
Gulam died because of a crushed skull after being taken to a nearby hospital.
A criminal investigation and investigations led by the Union County Coroner’s Office and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are underway, Justice said.
The r&d facility employs about 1,600 people and “emphasizes product engineering, prototype development and testing,” according to its website.
The Associated Press reported the fatality earlier today.