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Worker dies after falling 30 feet off lift truck

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Addison Township — A 40-year-old Washington Township man died Tuesday afternoon after falling 30 feet from a scissors lift truck, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's office.

The death occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Creekside Drive where the man had been working on a chimney and was trying to move the truck on a sloped grade.

The lift truck flipped over ejecting the man to the ground where he struck his head on a partially buried boulder. The victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Results of an autopsy are pending.

mmartindale@detroitnews.com

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