Athens woman hit, killed by forklift at her workplace

Alabama News

ATHENS, Ala. — An Athens woman was killed at the lumberyard where she worked Monday morning.

The accident occurred at Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation on Highway 127 in Athens around 7 a.m., according to Limestone County Coroner Mike West.

Monday afternoon, West said Cassandra Hill, 45, was killed in the accident.

Sunbelt Forest Products confirmed the woman killed was an employee.

“We’ve been made aware of a tragic accident at our Athens, AL plant, which we are investigating. The employees in our Athens plant are a close-knit group and we share their sadness at the loss of our colleague.”

Sunbelt Forest Products President Ken Dell Donne

This is a developing story, and News 19 will update this story as we learn more.

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