Deadly Weyerhaeuser forklift accident under investigation

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – One man is dead following a forklift accident at a Weyerhaeuser sawmill facility here in the east.

According to Craven County Emergency Services Director Stanley Kite, the deadly accident happened around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Kite says the employee was pronounced dead at the scene and then transferred to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

The North Carolina Department of Labor says it is investigating the workplace fatality.