Paul Gato: US-Based Ghanaian Man Dies at Work After Forklift Fell On Him

Paul Gato: US-Based Ghanaian Man Dies at Work After Forklift Fell On Him

  • A US-based Ghanaian man, Paul Gato, has died in a forklift accident at a Home Depot on Merrilee Drive near Lee Highway in Fairfax
  • Gato, 43, was operating the forklift at his workplace to unload supplies from a delivery truck when it fell, trapping and killing him
  • Police say he was pronounced dead on the scene, adding that an investigation is underway

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A US-based Ghanaian man identified as Paul Gato has died after a forklift fell and trapped him at a Home Depot on Merrilee Drive near Lee Highway in Fairfax.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Gato was operating the forklift at his workplace to unload supplies from a delivery truck before the tragic incident.

Police say he was pronounced dead on the scene, adding that an investigation is underway.

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Ghanaian man dies in a forklift accident
Paul Gato: US-Based Ghanaian Man Dies at Work After Forklift Fell On Him Photo credit: @News_MTorres/omgvoice.com
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Friend's account

A friend who spoke to @News_MTorres says Gato, who lived in Woodbridge, Virginia, moved to the US for greener pastures but met his untimely death early Tuesday morning.

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He described him as a generous and caring man who was always concerned for his community.

''Even before his cup is full, he’s helping people here,'' he said. ''He was a huge-hearted person, very positive minded person, very giving and very nurturing,'' he added.

Gato in Ghana

Gato was recently in Ghana to bury a loved one and would want to be buried in Ghana, Omgvoice Ghana reported.

The deceased was an alumnus of Chemu Senior High School at Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

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