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A forklift operator died when he was crushed in the mast of a forklift.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2005 Oct; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20032000
Abstract
A 23-year-old Hispanic forklift operator died when he was crushed in the mast structure of a forklift while unloading cargo on pallets from a truck trailer. The victim was found leaning forward over the forklift's steering wheel with his right leg against the forklift controls and his head in between the beams of the inner and outer masts. 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 who operate forklifts do not extend any part of their body outside of the operator's compartment while the forklift is running. 2. Ensure employees who operate forklifts wear their seatbelts while the forklifts are running. In addition, manufacturers of forklifts and/or employers should consider: 3. Installing additional safeguards to protect forklift operators.
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; Equipment-operators; Machine-operators; Machine-guarding; Machine-operation; Work-operations; Safety-belts; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures
Publication Date
20051011
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-109876
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-04CA012; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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