KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – One person has died after a piece of work equipment overturned in Sevierville on Monday.
The person has been identified as 20-year-old Gabriel Rodrigues, of Pigeon Forge.
Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Jeff McCarter said Monday that Rodrigues was operating the forklift and died after it rolled off a driveway and down an embankment at a home in Leslie Way on Shell Mountain Road.
The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday they are investigating the workplace fatality.
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Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with new information and edited to correct the name of the road where the incident occurred. It is Leslie Way. WATE 6 regrets the error.