BREAKING: Industrial accident in Huntersville

Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 at 5:11 AM EDT
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Good morning everyone. It's Christine Sperow at WBTV. Thanks for reading my email. Here is a look at the stories we're following and reporting on now.

BREAKING: One person got into a bad situation after getting trapped under a forklift in Huntersville. We're getting information on how emergency officials got the victim.

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