Columbus Casino Worker Injured By Falling Forklift

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A construction worker at the Columbus Casino site suffered minor injuries when part of a forklift fell on him Friday morning.

WBNS reports the 53-year-old worker was on the first floor of the Hollywood Casino about 8:30 a.m. when a forklift weighing about 1,000 pounds fell on him.

Investigators told WBNS that the worker suffered only minor cuts and scrapes. He was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital and expected to recover.

10TV.com has more information and pictures from the scene.

Penn National Gaming also released the following statement on Friday’s accident:

This morning, a minor incident occurred at the construction site for Hollywood Casino Columbus. An employee of the inside drywall subcontractor was maneuvering a high-lift when the equipment tipped over. We are grateful that initial reports indicate the worker was not seriously injured. There has been no disruption in construction work on the casino. Remarkably, our construction manager, Smoot Construction, indicates this is the first lost-time incident (which indicates a worker lost work time due to accident or injury) since construction began on the casino in April of 2011. Safety remains our primary consideration on the construction site, and we are glad that this appears to be an isolated and minor incident.

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