Warehouse supervisor dies after falling 9 feet from the forks of a forklift truck.
NIOSH 1997 Mar; :1-4
On August 5, 1996, a 40-year-old supervisor at a meat packing plant died after falling from the raised forks of a forklift truck. The incident occurred in the plant's cold storage room when the victim asked the forklift operator to lift him up to get some product samples from a pallet on a storage rack. As the victim was being lowered, he lost his footing on the forks and fell about nine feet to the concrete floor. NJ FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, these safety guidelines should be followed: 1. Employers should develop and implement a written training and certification program for operating forklift trucks. 2. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers. 3. Employers and employees should develop and implement a written comprehensive safety program.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Training; Region-2; Work-environment; Safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health