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Man airlifted after falling off forklift in Hunterdon County

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A man was airlifted to a hospital after he fell off a forklift Wednesday afternoon in Clinton Township, according to Clinton Township Police Sgt. Harry P. Bugal Jr.

On December 22, at around 2:18 p.m., the South Branch Emergency Services and Clinton Township Police Department responded to Safavieh International, located at 111 Cokesbury Road, for an industrial accident, Bugal said.

Officers were advised that a 38-year-old man fell approximately 25 feet and suffered head and leg injuries, Bugal said.

A police investigation determined that the man, who was not wearing any safety gear, was on a HiLo Forklift when he lost his balance and fell. He was then flown to Morristown Medical Center, Bugal said.

Police determined this was an accidental industrial incident, Bugal said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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