Warehouse Worker Falls from Elevated Forklift Platform - New Jersey
New Jersey Case Report: 13NJ015
Release Date: March 03, 2015
A 35-year-old male warehouse worker died after falling 10 feet from an elevated forklift platform. The incident occurred inside an automotive parts warehouse. On the day of the incident, the victim and a coworker were adjusting metal warehouse shelving. The victim parked the forklift at the end of a warehouse aisle, elevated the platform to approximately 10 feet to help reposition metal racks, walked out onto the platform, and fell off the open end and landed on the cement floor. The victim was wearing a body harness; however, his lanyard was not connected to the anchor point on the forklift. The victim sustained trauma to the head, eye, shoulder, and wrist, and died eight days later from these injuries.