Chalmette man fatally crushed by forklift

Chalmette man fatally crushed by forklift

JEFFERSON, LA (WVUE) - A Chalmette man died Tuesday in Jefferson Parish after he was crushed by a forklift.

Christopher Brandt, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

The accident occurred about 9:25 a.m. at the Wal-Mart located at 5110 Jefferson Highway.

Brandt was employed by a local forklift repair company. At the time of the accident, Fortunato said Brandt was in a rear parking lot doing repair work on the vehicle.

Investigators have yet to determine what caused the forklift to drop on Brandt. Paramedics were unable to revive him, Fortunato said.

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