Truck Driver Fatally Injured When the Forklift He Was Operating Falls off a Loading Dock - Massachusetts
Massachusetts Case Report: 13MA036
Release Date: February 29, 2016
On December 20, 2013, a 51-year-old male truck driver (victim) was fatally injured while operating a stand-up forklift on an elevated loading dock at a produce center. The forklift fell off the loading dock causing the victim to fall out of the forklift operator’s area and the forklift then landed partially on top of him. A co-worker immediately placed a call for emergency medical services (EMS). Then about 20 people, some who were co-workers, lifted the forklift off of the victim. The local police and EMS arrived at the incident location within minutes. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead five days later.