The Cass Co. Sheriff says the accident happened at the Martin Marietta mine near Weeping Water.
It happened Wednesday morning. Sheriff William Brueggemann says 52-year-old Darold Abbott, Jr. of rural Ashland was killed in the accident. The sheriff says Abbott was found trapped under a forklift. He was operating the forklift carrying an empty trash dumpster downhill towards the entrance to the mine. The sheriff says Abbott lost control of the forklift, continued downhill and struck a concrete base and rolled pinning Abbott.
Mine Safety & Health Administration is handling the accident investigation.