Batista Farms Death Investigation - Update #1


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.