Forklift Falls and Kills Man at Workplace in Burlington

The Burlington Police Department has provided an update to a death that occurred in a workplace on September 15th.

There was an injury that led to death at 724 Jefferson Street, with the name being unavailable to the public at the time. The deceased man has been identified as Travis Brown, 42, of Fort Madison.

Brown was working for a company contracted to perform work at the Busted Cup Brewery, which was scheduled to open for business on September 19th. He, and another man, were loading a forklift onto an elevator when the forklift fell over and struck Brown in the head.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into Brown’s death. The event has been determined to be accidental.