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Death at Fort Myers farm due to forklift accident

Posted at 8:58 AM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 09:03:30-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We're learning more about a death reported at a Fort Myers landscaping company on Wednesday.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has identified the person who died as 57-year-old Juan Mendez.

Investigators say Mendez died as result of a workplace accident while repairing a forklift, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened Wednesday afternoon at Batista Farms on S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers.

OSHA is conducting an investigation.