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DECEMBER 14, 2023


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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Industrial Incident on North Beck Street


SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly industrial incident in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

This investigation started at 2:32 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2023, when Salt Lake City Police responded to 1730 North Beck Street on reports of a 56-year-old man critically injured after an incident involving a forklift.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the forklift tipped over with the arms extended. The impact arms hit a parked van.

Officers and paramedics found the man next to the van.

He died on scene.

The cause of how the forklift tipped over remains under investigation.

Officers have secured the area and are in the process of speaking with witnesses.

The incident occurred in a gravel pit area.

Officers have notified Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) of the incident.

MHSA will be the primary investigative agency.

A photo from the scene is being released. Media may use this photo with credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.

Photo of Beck Street (SLCPD photo, Dec. 14, 2023)