Joseph Beck of Oakdale, PA, died March 6 in a forklift accident
at a GalvTech Industrial warehouse in Pittsburgh, according to the
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
Beck, 59, was
killed when a forklift in the GalvTech warehouse ran over him, a
spokesman with the Pittsburgh coroner’s office told Land Line.
The official cause of death was listed as “multiple blunt force
occurred shortly before 7 a.m. March 6 at GalvTech, a steel galvanizing
firm on Mifflin Road in the Hays section of Pittsburgh. Beck, who
was driving for PGT Trucking of Monaca, PA, was ruled dead at the
ruled that Beck’s death was the result of an accident.
Beck was an
owner-operator driving for PGT Trucking of Monaca, PA. Law-enforcement
officials said his truck was possibly being unloaded at the time,
but that report could not be confirmed.
News reported the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration
was investigating the incident.
is that OSHA was notified,” Tammy Ewin, public information officer
for Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, said. However, she did not know
whether the federal agency was officially investigating the incident.
for PGT Trucking refused to provide any information regarding Beck.
“We feel an
unfortunate accident has occurred, and we do not believe it is appropriate
to elaborate at this time,” Marie DeMarco, community relations liaison
for the company, said.
--by Mark H.
Reddig, associate editor