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Forklift accident in Amarillo leaves 1 dead

Published On: Jan 08 2014 08:25:21 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 08 2014 08:35:25 AM CST

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) -

A forklift and truck accident at a wrecker service in the Texas Panhandle has left one worker dead and another seriously hurt.

Amarillo police say the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at HD Wrecker service when a pickup truck being worked on fell on the victims. Police say a forklift had been used to lift the truck, which then fell from the industrial equipment.

The man was dead at the scene. The woman was trapped but used her cellphone to call for help.

Amarillo police say the woman has injuries that are life-threatening and she was taken to a hospital. Her name and further details on her condition were not immediately released.
    
The name of the man who died wasn't immediately released.