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Warehouse supervisor dies after falling 9 feet from the forks of a forklift truck.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1997 Mar; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20026639
Abstract
On August 5, 1996, a 40-year-old supervisor at a meat packing plant died after falling from the raised forks of a forklift truck. The incident occurred in the plant's cold storage room when the victim asked the forklift operator to lift him up to get some product samples from a pallet on a storage rack. As the victim was being lowered, he lost his footing on the forks and fell about nine feet to the concrete floor. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should develop and implement a written training and certification program for operating forklift trucks. 2. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers. 3. Employers and employees should develop and implement a written comprehensive safety program.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Region-2; Work-environment; Safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs
Publication Date
19970324
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-100008
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-96NJ056; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-31
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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