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Md. Man Killed In Forklift Accident

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WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says a man was killed in a forklift accident at a book warehouse. 

Deputies say at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Ronald Schlitzer, 44, of Hampstead was using a forklift to move pallets of books at Random House Publishing in Westminster. Authorities say the forklift hit a shelving unit, traveled under the lower shelf and pinned Schlitzer between a shelving beam and the forklift. 

Employees and emergency personnel freed Schlitzer, who died at the scene. 

The sheriff’s office as well as the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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