A 35-year-old forklift driver died Monday after he somehow became entangled with his machine while working on a construction project on Avalon Avenue in Lafayette.
The operator was identified Tuesday as Edwin Gomez-Zarate, of Livermore.
A brief statement of facts issued by police late Monday confirmed earlier reports that a worker had been killed on the site, a home under renovation in the 800 block of Avalon at Saint Mary’s Road.
Police and fire personnel responded to the scene at about 3 p.m. in answer to reports that the forklift driver was trapped by his machine. The fire department later pronounced Gomez-Zarate deceased.
In addition to local officials, representatives from Cal/OSHA responded to the scene to conduct their investigation into the fatal incident in conjunction with Lafayette police.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 925.283.3680.