Funeral services set for man who died in forklift accident at Weyerhaeuser

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) -Funeral services have been announced for the person who died in the forklift accident at Weyerhaeuser in Craven County on Sunday.

Bennett Funeral & Cremation Care in New Bern says visitation for Robert Christopher Wood, who went by Christopher, will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st at Wintergreen FWB Church. The Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22nd at Wintergreen FWB Church. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Wood Family Cemetery.

His obituary says, “Christopher was a great team player. He showed up when he was needed and did his job with a smile. He was so liked and greatly appreciated by all he worked with at Weyerhaeuser.”

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

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