Laborer killed when forklift truck he was operating overturned.
NIOSH 1999 Feb; :1-7
On April 20, 1998, a 42 year-old worker died when the forklift truck he was operating turned over as he drove it around a corner. The company had no forklift training program. Although he may have operated a forklift in the past, the victim was not trained or experienced in its operation. As he turned a corner at a quick speed, his forklift tipped and he attempted to jump clear. The forklift fell on him. 1. The employer should expand their new forklift training program to include a hands-on component. 2. The employer should conduct a job hazard analysis; policies and training should be implemented based upon the findings of the evaluation. 3. Employers should become familiar with available resources on safety standards and safe work practices.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Work-practices; Training; Work-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health