Teenager Flown Out After Flipping Forklift At Wentworth Nursery

MECHANICVSVILLE, Md. – Today, May 30, at approximately 1:16 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a serious incident involving a forklift in the parking lot at Wentworth Nursery at 41170 Oakville Road.

Crews arrived on the scene and located the flipped over forklift with the driver pinned and trapped underneath.

Emergency crews stabilize and lifted the forklift to free the 17-year-old occupant.

A MEDEVAC was requested for the patient with hand and leg injuries. Firefighters secured the landing zone at Oakville Elementary School.

MSP Trooper 7 transported the patient to Capital Region Medical Center.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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All photos courtesy of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department

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11 Comments

    1. OSHA standards dictate an operator/driver be at least 18 years of age and certified…forklift age requirements are non-negotiable.

  1. Hope he recovers and no permanent injuries …
    This must be reported to OSHA ASAP…

  2. As a 17 year old, should he have been operating a fork lift? At least in NJ, he couldn’t legally operate one.

  3. I hope this young man is ok! Such a tragical scary situation to be in at that young age, when he was probably just working a summer job to get a feel for what kind of job he wants in the future or just to get a little extra money and now he will never forget! Praying for him, his family and friends!

  4. Forklift operators are required to be certified thru an OSHA approved training program. And must be at least 18 years old. Where is the documentation?

  5. According to OSHA it’s a violation of Federal law for anyone under the age of 18 years of age to oprtate a forklift or for anyone over the age of 18 years of age who is not properly trained of certified to do so. Wentworths is in deep doo doo when OSHA and the victim’s Lawyer gets ahold of them.

  6. Richard has to be the worst owner I’ve ever seen. This kid should never have operated a forklift but because Richard doesn’t care about regulations, things like this are gonna happen. I know that the Prince Frederick location is infested with mice and there is no air conditioning or fans at that location. So I am not surprised that this unfortunate event happened under his management. I hope the kid gets well soon!

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