Batista Farms Death Investigation - Update #1
The decedent has been identified as Juan Mendez, DOB 3/30/1960. The next of kin has been notified. It appears Mendez was fatally wounded while repairing a forklift. OSHA is also conducting an investigation.
Original release sent on 2/7/18:
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 4:30pm, Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Batista Farms located at 19490 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers.
Upon arrival, deputies confirmed a workplace accident had occurred. One subject was pronounced deceased on scene. OSHA has been notified of this incident and the investigation is ongoing.