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‘The Most Kind-Hearted Young Man': Family Speaks Out After 19-Year-Old Killed In Forklift Accident

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021   |   Posted By: CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota OSHA is investigating after a worker was killed in the lumberyard at the Golden Valley Menards. Nineteen-year-old James Stanback was operating a forklift when a pallet of lumber fell, pinning him underneath. His family is grieving the loss of a young man they say had so much promise.
“He was the most kind-hearted young man that you would ever meet,” sister Mystaya Stanback, in disbelief that he's really gone, said.
“I can't believe I'm talking about him in the past tense, what happened at Menards was a tragedy.”
James Stanback had been on the job for under two months at the Golden Valley location.
“We have a lot of questions, there's a lot of questions,” Mystaya Stanback said.
Their questions revolve around the forklift he was operating, and what kind of training he had. What is clear is the type of young man he was.
“He put pride in everything he did. Failing was not one thing he was going to do. Whatever he out his mind to, he was going to make it happen,” Mystaya...

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