Search Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher
Email a friend
  • To include more than one recipient, please separate each email address with a semi-colon ';', to a maximum of 5

  • By submitting this article to a friend we reserve the right to contact them regarding AMM subscriptions. Please ensure you have their consent before giving us their details.

Customer killed in yard accident

Keywords: Tags  scrapyard, Eastern Metal Recycling, Robin Godfrey, European Metal Recycling, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A customer of Eastern Metal Recycling LLC died shortly before noon Monday after being struck by a runaway company forklift.

Robin Godfrey, 53, of Wilmington, Del., was pronounced dead at the scene after being pinned against the wall of a building at the New Castle, Del., facility, Delaware State Police said.

The accident occurred after an Eastern Metal Recycling worker using a forklift to move a container exited the vehicle. The unmanned forklift began to roll backward and struck Godfrey.

The employee at the yard tried to jump back into the equipment and regain control, but wasn’t successful. The accident is being investigated by the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

The recycler—owned by Warrington, England-based European Metal Recycling Ltd.—didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Have your say
  • All comments are subject to editorial review.
    All fields are compulsory.

Latest Pricing Trends