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Michael Jones Hurt in Vineland, NJ Forklift Accident at Worksite

Vineland, NJ — There was an accident reported at a worksite in Vineland this past Monday (October 19, 2015) that injured a young man. 24-year-old Michael Jones was hurt after another worker driving a forklift accidentally ran over him.

This happened at a worksite off Almond Street, where some affordable housing is being built, called Melrose Court.

Apparently, Michael Jones was walking near a forklift that morning around 8:00 a.m. when the driver, 34-year-old Georgia resident Jose Carlos, accidentally backed over him. He later told the authorities that his view was obstructed.

Jones was badly injured and rushed to a hospital, where he was later said to be in stable condition.

It’s not clear if they worked for the same company.

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Map of the Accident


If the two workers here were employed by separate companies, which is common on large construction sites, then it’s possible there may be a negligence-based claim against the company that employed the forklift driver. Normally, labor law in New Jersey doesn’t allow for any type of claim to be filed in a work-related accident case, that’s what workers’ compensation benefits are for, but it’s a different story if the person who caused the accident worked for a separate company.

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