An east Christian County Mennonite man was killed today in a tragic accident involving a forklift near Fairview.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Aamon Snyder and a truck driver were unloading sheets of metal off a tractor trailer bed near 1195 Champion Highway Extension, with Snyder operating the lift. Snyder reportedly parked the lift to adjust a board he was attempting to move between two sheets of metal and was crushed between the lift and trailer when the lift rolled toward him.
Snyder left the forklift in gear and running when he got off, which proved to be the mistake that claimed his life. The truck driver got on the forklift and moved it away from Snyder and called 911 for help.