San Diego Man Dies While Attempting to Maneuver Forklift

Last Updated on: 7th February 2019, 11:24 am

By: William M. Berman, Esquire

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – On February 6, 2009, 42-year-old Lee Haleem of San Diego died while attempting to unload a forklift from a rental truck. The specific cause of accident is still under investigation, but the forklift is believed to have tipped after being stuck on the tailgate of the rental truck upon which it was being hauled. Haleem apparently got stuck and pinned underneath the forklift when trying to prevent it from falling off of the liftgate.

A San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman stated that Haleem was observed backing the forklift out of a rented truck when the forklift tipped over and crushed him. The accident occurred at the landfill on Convoy Street near state Route 52. It is still unclear exactly why Haleem was unloading the forklift at the public landfill, or whether he was on the job at the time of the accident.

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William M. Berman is an attorney with Berman & Riedel, LLP, a personal injury litigation firm. Mr. Berman handles wrongful death cases throughout the State of California.

About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

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