Home Depot employee dies after being trapped under forklift

A Home Depot employee in Virginia was killed after he became trapped beneath a forklift while working, according to local officials.

Paulo Gato, 43, was crushed after a forklift he was operating fell on its side just after midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 23, according to the Fairfax County Police.

Gato had been operating the forklift unloading supplies from a delivery truck when the apparatus fell over, trapping Gato. The delivery truck driver heard the loud crash and upon seeing Gato, immediately alerted EMS and police, cops said.

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