Worker Killed in Forklift Accident at Atlanta Target Store

November 05, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – November 1, 2018 ( According to an online news report from, a worker was killed November 1 in a forklift accident that occurred at a Target store in Atlanta, Georgia.*

The accident happened on November 1 at the Buckhead Target store located at 3535 Peachtree Street. A worker was reportedly using the forklift when it became “obstructed” and flipped over onto the worker. Emergency responders pulled the worker from the wreckage, but he died at the scene. The victim has been identified as a 46-year-old man. His name has not been released. 

It is not clear what company the victim was working for at the time or how the accident occurred. No information has been released regarding what work the man was doing with the forklift at the time of the accident. 

The Atlanta Fire Department and Atlanta Police Department responded to the scene, and investigators spoke to witnesses. Atlanta Police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are handling investigation of the incident. 

Target said the following in a statement: “Earlier today, a contractor working on a construction project passed away following an accident at our Buckhead store. Our thoughts go out to his teammates, friends and families. We’re partnering closely with local officials to investigate the situation.” 

The Buckhead Target is located in a shopping complex with several other businesses. It is not clear what kind of construction project was taking place at the store or whether it involved any other businesses. No additional information about the accident has been released at this time.

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