Man fatally struck by forklift in Bridgeport

Roberto Alvarez, 57, was struck at a business in the 1200 block of West 37th Street, police said.

SHARE Man fatally struck by forklift in Bridgeport
A man, 21, was critically hurt in a hit-and-run crash Jan. 25, 2021 in West Pullman.

A man was killed in a crash with a forklift July 13, 2020, in Bridgeport.

Sun-Times file photo

A Brighton Park man died Monday after he was hit by a forklift in Bridgeport on the South Side.

A witness told officers the man was hit by a forklift about 3:40 p.m. at a business in the 1200 block of West 37th Street, Chicago police said.

Roberto Alvarez, 57, was pronounced dead about 4:30 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The incident happened at Midwest Carpet and Flooring, 1201 W. 37th St., the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy found Alvarez died of multiple injuries from the crash and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the incident, according to U.S. Department of Labor spokesman Scott Allen.

The Latest
Four field houses have been closed and used as shelters for migrants. As the migrant population declines, it’s time to give the facilities back to the neighborhoods.
Former Chicago Police Officer Carlos Yanez said his right eye had to be removed, and there is a lump on his neck, below his right ear, where a bullet remains because doctors believe it too dangerous to remove.
Bears general manager Ryan Poles appears ready to deal the quarterback and use the No. 1 overall pick on USC’s Caleb Williams.
Chicago fell one degree short of the all-time daily record high for February on Tuesday, reaching 74 degrees at O’Hare Airport.
Highlights of Muti’s appearances will include the world premiere of a CSO-commissioned suite from Osvaldo Golijov’s score for Francis Ford Coppola’s soon-to-be-released film, “Megalopolis.”