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LCSO: 1 killed in ‘workplace accident’ at Battista Farms in Fort Myers

A man was killed Wednesday while repairing a forklift at Battista Farms, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The man has been identified as Juan Mendez, 57.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. at 19490 South Tamiami Trail, deputies said. OSHA has been notified of the incident and an investigation is ongoing.


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