Stone Brewery worker killed in forklift accident

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EambulanceSCONDIDO, Calif. — Authorities Monday identified a 27-year-old Escondido brewery employee who was fatally injured when a forklift tipped over and landed on top of him while he was on the job.

Matthew Courtright, an employee at Stone Brewing Co. at 1999 Citracado Parkway, died at Palomar Medical Center a short time after arrival on Saturday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.StoneBrewingCo

The co-founders of Stone Brewing Co., CEO Greg Koch and President Steve Wagner, said in a company statement disseminated via Facebook and Twitter that an investigation into the cause of the fatal accident had been launched, and additional details on the incident would not be made public until it was complete.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we communicate a tragedy involving one of our valued friends and Team Stone colleagues. We are deeply saddened that one of our own passed away from complications resulting from a forklift accident at our Escondido brewery on Saturday, Aug. 24,” Koch and Wagner said in the joint statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to the team member’s family.”

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