Worker crushed in forklift overturn.
NIOSH 1996 Jun; :1-5
A 25-year-old night stocker at a retail lumber yard was killed when a forklift he was driving overturned and he was thrown or jumped out of the seat and was crushed by the rollover protective structure of the forklift. The victim was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Personnel should comply with all requirements of their company's Injury Prevention Program, specifically the requirement to wear seat belts while operating forklifts. 2. Employers should retrofit all forklifts in the company with seat belts. 3. Employers and employees must ensure unauthorized personnel do not ride on forklifts. 4. Employers should consider implementing a spot inspection program to ensure all employees are complying with safety requirements and develop and enforce consequences for noncompliance.
Region-7; 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; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Safety-belts; Lumber-industry; Lumber-industry-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor