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Man killed in forklift accident has been identified

Tennessee OSHA said it is aware of a workplace accident on Asbury Road in Knox County. A TOSHA investigator is on the way to the scene.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — An employee at Burkhardt Enterprises was killed Thursday after becoming trapped by a forklift, according to fire officials.

On Friday, the Knox County Sheriff's Office identified him as 42-year-old Jorge Else Strada. The incident report said that Strada was operating the forklift when the accident happened.

Rural Metro responded to calls of an industrial accident at the business, located on Asbury Road in South Knoxville, right on the Tennessee River.

Tennessee OSHA said it is aware of a workplace accident on Asbury Road in Knox County. A TOSHA investigator is on the way to the scene.

Burkhardt Enterprises is a transportation company, using barges, rail, and trucks to move cargo.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.