Forklift Accident Leaves Victim Dead

On May 21, 2024 at approximately 1:46 p.m. Burlington Police Officers responded to assist the Burlington Fire Department with a reported forklift accident at Industrial Service Corporation, 1731 N Roosevelt Ave. Upon arrival, the victim was located and initially transported to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center via ambulance. The victim was later transported to the University of Iowa Hospital. The victim, Sam K. DeJanes, age 64, later succumbed to his injuries. The facts and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation by the Burlington Police Department.