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Employee Killed In Accident At Long Island Wholesale Beverage Business

Long Island Wholesale Beverage in Roosevelt.
Long Island Wholesale Beverage in Roosevelt. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A worker was killed in an accident at a business on Long Island.

The incident, classified by Nassau County Police as an accidental homicide, happened on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9:10 a.m. in Roosevelt.

According to detectives, Jose Pineda, 50, of Hempstead, an employee of Long Island Wholesale Beverage at 345 Babylon Turnpike, while performing his work duties in the warehouse, was accidentally struck by a forklift, causing him to suffer multiple trauma injuries. 

Pineda was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by a staff physician.

The investigation into the incident is continuing, police said.

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