Warehouse worker injured when cargo box hits him

July 19, 1995

A Baltimore County man who works at a Ferndale warehouse was rushed to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Monday morning after a three-quarter-ton cargo box slipped off a forklift and struck him on the head, county police said.

Mark Steven Eltringham, 31, of the 8100 block of Dundalk Ave. was in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma last night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Mr. Eltringham was working for Forward Air Inc. in the 800 block of Airport Park Road in Ferndale when the accident occurred about 12:20 a.m., police said.

Gilbert Roland Ford, 38, the forklift operator, had lifted the box and noticed that it shifted to one side. When he saw the box was about to fall, Mr. Ford shouted a warning to Mr. Eltringham. But it came too late. The box fell about 4 feet, striking the victim and pinning him against the wall, police said.

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