The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says a worker was killed Tuesday afternoon after a forklift fell on him.

The accident happened at the warehouse on Newlands Road around noon.

The man who was killed worked for a company that Amazon uses to rent the forklifts.

The sheriff's office says he was loading the forklift onto a flatbed truck when it began to roll forward so the worker started running alongside it to try and stop it. The forklift then fell on him and was crushed to death.

The man's identity has not yet been released.