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Police investigate death of a private contractor at the FDNY parts depot at 30-03 Review Ave. in Long Island City.

A 28-year-old forklift operator died on Saturday afternoon in an accident outside a Fire Department storage facility in Long Island City, police said.

Rakesh Ram, 28, of Brooklyn was using a forklift to move boxes of material into the warehouse located at 30-03 Review Ave. at about 12:35 p.m. on Feb. 11, according to authorities.

 

Published reports indicated that Ram put the forklift in neutral gear, then exited the vehicle and went to move packages into a nearby van. Suddenly, the forklift rolled down an embankment and pinned Ram against the van.

Officers from the 108th Precinct and EMS units rushed to the scene. Paramedics brought Ram to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

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