Georgia man killed in forklift accident after gun safe falls on top of him

MACON, Ga. — A Tractor Supply employee has died after an accident at one of the company’s distribution centers in Georgia.

WGXA-TV reports that co-workers found David Butler dead Thursday around 9:30 a.m. at the center located off Interstate-75 exit in Macon.

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Bibb County coroner Leon Jones told the Macon Telegraph that Butler was trapped between a gun safe and forklift.

“The gentleman was moving the gun safe with the forklift, got off the forklift, looked like he was trying to adjust the safe. It fell and pinned him,” Jones told the newspaper.


WGXA-TV received the following statement from Tractor Supply:

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic situation and our hearts go out to the deceased Team Member, their families, loved ones and other Team Members. We are fully cooperating with local authorities. The safety and security of our Team Members is the top priority for Tractor Supply. We work hard to ensure that our workplace has the training, protocols and systems in place to keep our Team Members safe. We will continue to support and assist the family impacted as well as our Team Members in every way possible as they begin to recover from today’s terrible situation.”

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