Detectives are now investigating his death at Caerwys sawmill in Afon- wen, North Wales.
Two men aged 18 and 21 have been arrested. Emergency services were called to the mill at 2am to find the boy, aged 16, trapped under the forklift truck, which had overturned. Paramedics battled to free him but the teenager from Holywell, North Wales, died at the scene.
Police would not speculate on the circumstances surrounding the death and a Home Office pathologist has been informed.
The two men who were arrested are being questioned at Mold police station.Reuse content