Location: Eastern Metal Recycling, 4113 New Castle Avenue, New Castle
Date and Time of Occurrence: Monday, October 8th, 2012, at 11:54 a.m.
Victim: Robin Godfrey, 53, of Wilmington
New Castle – Troopers are investigating the death of a Wilmington woman that occurred today after she was struck by a forklift.
An employee of Eastern Metal Recycling was using a Toyota gas-powered forklift inside of the business. The employee used the forklift to place a large metal container on the ground, and got off of the forklift. The forklift then began to roll backwards, and the employee jumped back onto it in an attempt to regain control, but was unsuccessful.
The forklift struck customer Robin Godfrey, 53, of Wilmington, pinning her against the building’s wall. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident.