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Published: Wednesday, 3/21/2001

Forklift accident injures man at Tecumseh plant

TECUMSEH - An Adrian man was treated at Herrick Memorial Hospital yesterday after he was struck by forklift at work.

Thomas Easler, 32, was walking in an aisle at Pilkington Glass Co. when he stepped into the path of a forklift operated by David Turnbull, 49, of Onsted.

Mr. Turnbull said he had stopped at an intersection but did not see anyone.

After continuing a few feet, he accidentally hit Mr. Easler and stopped the forklift.

Mr. Easler was treated at the hospital for an injured left arm and shoulder. The Lenawee County Sheriff's Department and company officials are investigating.

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