JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man is dead as the result of an industrial accident that occured Monday afternoon in Jonesboro.
Police say 44-year-old Matthew Rouse died after falling from a forklift while installing Internet cable on a warehouse owned by CNI Construction, at 5214 Stadium Boulevard.
Detective Scott Baker of the Jonesboro Police Department said Rouse was in a forklift basket when the weight in the basket shifted, causing Rouse to fall approximately 8-and-a-half feet onto a concrete floor. The steel basket then fell on top of Rouse, causing a traumatic head injury.
The accident occured shortly after 2 p.m.