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Forklift Accident Kills Man at Campbell’s Soup Plant

July 16, 2018
A man was fatally injured in a forklift-related accident at the Campbell Soup Company plant in Maxton, NC. Image courtesy of Flickr user jeepersmedia
A man was fatally injured in a forklift-related accident at the Campbell Soup Company plant in Maxton, NC. Image courtesy of Flickr user jeepersmedia

An accident involving a forklift and a dumpster at the Campbell’s Soup plant in Maxton, NC on Sunday left one man dead and another person with injuries. 

Plant employees told local ABC News affiliate WPDE that a dumpster being moved by a forklift fell, fatally injuring one man. Another worker was injured in the incident and transported by helicopter to a local hospital. The Robesonian reported that the person received injuries while attempting to assist the man who died. 

According to a 2008 company press release announcing an expansion of the North Carolina site, Campbell’s Maxton plant produces several ready-to-serve soup products. The plant then occupied more than 1.8 million sq ft. 

The North Carolina Department of Labor and the state’s OSHA agency are investigating the accident, according to coverage by the Robesonian.

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