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A maintenance mechanic died when the forklift he was working on slipped off a jack and fell on him.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2003 Mar; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20027330
Abstract
A 40-year-old Hispanic male maintenance mechanic died when the forklift he was working under slipped off a jack and fell on him. The forklift was not supported with jack stands or cribbing and the front wheels were not chocked. The concrete pavement was wet from an early morning rain and it also had a slight incline up toward the front of the forklift. The company did not offer any specific training to the victim in his occupation. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure employees use proper jack stands, cribbing and chocking devices when working underneath elevated equipment. 2. Ensure shop floors are level and dry before elevating any equipment. 3. Ensure employees are properly trained on how to perform their tasks safely.
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; Protective-measures; Training; Maintenance-workers; Machine-operators; Protective-equipment
Publication Date
20030309
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-111417
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-03CA005; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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