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Worker who died in cheese factory forklift accident identified

Canyon County officials tell KBOI 2News that a worker was hurt after they got pinned between a rack and a forklift. (KBOI Staff Photo)

A worker at the Lactalis American Group factory in Nampa has died in a workplace accident Thursday.

Canyon County officials tell KBOI 2News that a worker died after they got pinned between a rack and a forklift.

Public information officer Joe Decker says OSHA is investigating the incident.

On Friday, the Ada County Coroner's Office identified the man as 41-year-old Dennis Carl Marsh, Jr., of Boise. The coroner says Marsh died from severe crushing injuries and ruled his death as an accident.

The company issued the following statement:

Lactalis American Group regretfully confirms that a tragic accident occurred at the company's manufacturing facility in Nampa, Idaho. Yesterday, at approximately 7:20am MST, an employee was injured while operating a standing forklift, and later passed away at the hospital. Plant employees immediately provided assistance and an ambulance was dispatched following a call to 911.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our personnel. The company has launched a full investigation in order to determine the cause of this tragic accident.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our lost colleague.

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