GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A 32-year-old New Jersey man was killed on the job early Thursday morning at an area trucking terminal after suffering serious head injuries in a forklift accident.
He was identified as Donald vanArsdale. His address was not available.
VanArsdale was a driver/salesman for Con-Way Transportation Services, said Gary Frantz, spokesman for the company. His job was to drive an overnight rig from a company terminal in Carlstadt, N.J., to the Con-Way Central Express terminal at 485 Mason-Dixon Road in Greencastle.
Frantz said vanArsdale was driving a forklift at the Greencastle terminal around 3:45 a.m. Thursday when he was killed.
According to officials, vanArsdale inadvertently hit a switch on the control panel with his body while he was leaning forward trying to adjust his load. The switch started a blade moving upward that caught his head between it and a stationary part of the vehicle.
He was pronounced dead by Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. Frantz said Con-Way is a regional, next-day delivery company that is spread out across the country with a network of more than 350 terminals.