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Hazard alert bulletin: forklift truck fatalities.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Source
Trenton, NJ: Public Health Services Branch, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health, Occupational Health Service Occupational Health Surveillance Program, 1998 May; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20040418
Abstract
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) is alerting employers and employees about the hazards of operating or working near industrial forklift trucks. Since 1992, the NJDHSS Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Project has received reports of 22 fatal incidents involving forklift trucks in New Jersey. The FACE project has investigated eight of these incidents. The 14 other reported fatalities included five workers who were killed when pinned between a forklift and an another object, four who died in overturned forklifts and two who were struck by moving forklifts. One worker died when a forklift struck a wall which collapsed on her, one was crushed under a crate when the securing straps broke, and one who fell while riding on the forks.
Keywords
Hazards; Health-hazards; Case-studies; Mortality-data; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Injury-prevention; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Motor-vehicles; Accidents; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Warehousing; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Surveillance-programs
Contact
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Occupational Health Service, Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (FACE) Project, PO Box 360, Trenton NJ 08625-0360
Publication Date
19980501
Document Type
Other
Email Address
surveillance@doh.state.nj.us
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008345
Source Name
Hazard Alert Bulletin: Forklift Truck Fatalities
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
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