January 25, 2017: Alphonse Ferent. 51, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, has died from an accident that occurred at the Stop & Shop distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. A tractor-trailer pulled away from a loading dock, causing Ferent to fall between the truck and the loading dock.
Subsequently, a forklift that was being used to unload materials from the trailer fell on top of Ferent and crushed him. The Freetown Police and Fire departments arrived on the scene around 12:38 am and administered first aid to Ferent until an ambulance arrived. Sadly, the victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. The police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.