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Load shift cost his life.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-93-2012, 2012 May; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044678
Abstract
It was an incident that should not have happened. But it did, and a 39-year-old husband did not come home that night. He was a truck driver who was delivering a load of plastic pipe to a construction site. While the forklift driver was unloading the pipes, the truck driver walked around to the other side of the trailer to roll up his straps. When the forklift driver tried to get the forks under the pipes, the load shifted, knocking the pipes off the other side of the trailer, instantly killing the truck driver. Tips to live by: Stay away from your trailer when a forklift is loading or unloading freight. If you must direct loading or unloading, have a plan with the forklift driver and a safe area to stand. Wait until the forklift stops, get the driver's attention, then walk up. Take advantage of designated safe work areas or break rooms.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Women; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Personal-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Hazards; Safety-measures; Safety-practices
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20120501
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Load shift cost his life
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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