Worker dies in forklift accident at Stone Brewing Co.

ESCONDIDO, Calif. - The driver of a forklift was killed when it toppled over onto him at a microbrewery in Escondido, police said Sunday.

The worker was killed Saturday at the Stone Brewing Co., 1999 Citracado Pkwy.

"A forklift fell over and landed on the driver," Escondido Police Lt. Al Owens said. "He was transported to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died."

Further details were not immediately available. The 27-year-old victim's name has not been released by authorities, but friends identified him as Matt Courtright.

Several people sent their condolences to Courtright's family on the Stone Brewing Co.'s Facebook page.

The company issued a statement which said in part, "We have launched an investigation and are working with authorities to determine the cause of the accident."

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