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Worker injured in forklift accident at Walesboro


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COLUMBUS, Ind. — A woman working at an aluminum smelting company in Walesboro was injured Monday in a forklift accident, firefighters said.

The woman, whose name was not available, was pinned between a forklift and a semitrailer at Nikkei MC Aluminum America, Inc., according to Columbus Fire Department.

Firefighters said the woman was loading a semitrailer with the forklift when she got off the forklift and went to the trailer.

The forklift continued moving forward and pinned the woman between the forklift and the trailer, according to the fire department.

She was unconscious after the accident and flown to an Indianapolis hospital, firefighters said.

Company representatives could not be reached Monday night because the company was closed.

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