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Warehouse laborer falls and dies after being lifted by a forklift to retrieve boxes in warehouse in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1994 Mar; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026975
Abstract
A 33-year-old Hispanic male (victim) warehouse laborer fell six feet and died after being raised by a forklift to gather some boxes. The victim was standing on a wooden pallet which had been lifted approximately six feet off the ground in order to retrieve boxes in an electronics store warehouse. The victim's supervisor was in the immediate area at the time of the incident. This was a routine part of the victim's job, and he was not wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) at the time of the incident. After the victim had fallen co-workers attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The supervisor called 911 and paramedics arrived a few minutes after the incident occurred. The California FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. not lift employees with a forklift unless the forklift has been specifically designed for that purpose. 2. devise a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which would make use of an automated system for the retrieval of boxes from the pallets. This would ensure that no employees would be at risk of a fall while trying to retrieve items from elevated locations. 3. have a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and implement it so that employees are aware of workplace hazards and how to avoid them. 4. have employees and supervisors trained in First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Warehousing; Training; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-programs
Publication Date
19940324
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-100122
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92CA015; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-49
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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