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Traffic Bureau Reports Fatal Forklift Accident

September 06, 2019

Frederiksted, St. Croix USVI - On September 6, 2019, at about 1:53 pm, a report of an injured person at High Quality Concrete was reported.

On arrival at the location, Traffic Bureau Officers on the scene determined that it was a collision involving a forklift.

Moutasem V. Yousef, 24-years-old, was operating a forklift lifting bags of raw cement in the amount of 3,200 pounds.

While officers reviewed the video footage, Yousef was reversing to turn around the base and observed the forklift flipping on its left side.

After interviewing persons present to include Yousef’s father, the owner of the company, they stated that he hit his head on the metal guardrail causing his death.

Yousef succumbed to his injuries sustained from the accident and was pronounced dead at 4:22 pm at the Juan F. Luis Hospital by the Medical attendant in the Emergency Room.

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