A man from Mitchell was killed early this morning in an apparent accident at his job in Pontoon Beach. The Madison County Coroner says 19-year-old Zachery M. Boland was pronounced dead at the scene after he was killed while operating a forklift.
The report indicates Boland was loading appliances onto a truck and the truck driver apparently thought he was finished and started to pull away, causing the forklift to tip backwards, fatally injuring the man. The accident took place just before 1:30am at 12 East Gateway Commerce Center at the Saddle Creek Corporation, and the coroner’s office report said Boland had only been on the job less than a month. Funeral arrangements are pending.