Coca-Cola distribution center employee dies in forklift accident

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Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 12:17 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2022 at 9:15 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Coca-Cola Refreshments Distribution Center employee died Wednesday after a forklift accident.

Memphis Police Department says the accident happened at the distribution center on Southpoint Drive while the man was operating a forklift. He died on the scene.

His identity is unknown at this time. We are working to learn more information.

Coca-Cola shared a statement with us Friday regarding the man’s death:

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our teammate yesterday in our Memphis facility. We are fully cooperating with authorities to determine the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow teammates, and grief counseling and chaplaincy services are available at the facility.”

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