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A man has died after a forklift fell on him in Branford (WFSB)

BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A New Haven man has died after a forklift fell on him Monday morning.

It happened at an auto shop on North Main Street.

According to police, the 58-year-old man was transporting the machine on a flat-bed truck.

He had stopped to put air in the truck's tire and had to re-position the forklift on the truck.

That's when the forklift fell off the truck and landed on top of him.

The fire department is less than a block away, but when crews got to the scene, there was little they could do. 

"It appears to be internal injuries, The majority of his torso was underneath the forklift. He was transported to Yale-New Haven," said Shaun Heffernan, Branford Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief.

OSHA is investigating and one of the main things they'll be looking into is how the forklift was secured. 

The man's name has not yet been released.

Stay with Ch. 3 as more information becomes available.

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