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Forklift accident kills worker at Indy plant

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis fire officials say a forklift operator was killed when a floor collapsed beneath the machine at a food manufacturing plant.

Capt. Rita Burris says the accident occurred at Royal Food Products about 7 a.m. Wednesday on Indianapolis' southeast side.

Burris says the worker apparently drove onto a section of concrete floor that wasn't reinforced and it collapsed beneath the forklift, sending it plunging 14 feet into the basement. She says the worker and machine were trapped in debris.

The company that makes salad dressing, sauces and other products shut down for the day after the accident.

Burris says the worker was a man in his 50s. Officials didn't immediately release his name.

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