OSHA investigating after worker killed at Phoenix recycling plant

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PHOENIX -- Federal investigators are looking into a deadly accident at a Phoenix recycling facility Wednesday afternoon.

Phoenix Fire Department officials said a man was operating a forklift at Hendrix Recycling near Ninth Street and Broadway Road when it collided with a front loader. The forklift rolled over, trapping the driver.

"Employees on scene tried to rescue the employee by lifting the forklift off of him and dragging him out for the Fire Department to work on the patient," Capt. Tony Mure said.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead.

His identity has not been released.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating.