Mississippi lumber mill worker killed in forklift accident

Published 5:42 am Thursday, March 5, 2020

Heavy rains may have contributed to the death of a woman in Mississippi who was hit by a forklift at a lumber mill.

Toya Smith, 45, died Wednesday morning at Shuqualak Lumber Company after being hit by a forklift, Noxubee County Coroner R.L. Calhoun told news outlets.

The driver of a forklift didn’t see Smith because of heavy rains, Calhoun said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Smith’s body was being sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating.