A maintenance mechanic died when the forklift he was working on slipped off a jack and fell on him.
NIOSH 2003 Mar; :1-5
A 40-year-old Hispanic male maintenance mechanic died when the forklift he was working under slipped off a jack and fell on him. The forklift was not supported with jack stands or cribbing and the front wheels were not chocked. The concrete pavement was wet from an early morning rain and it also had a slight incline up toward the front of the forklift. The company did not offer any specific training to the victim in his occupation. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure employees use proper jack stands, cribbing and chocking devices when working underneath elevated equipment. 2. Ensure shop floors are level and dry before elevating any equipment. 3. Ensure employees are properly trained on how to perform their tasks safely.
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Training; Maintenance-workers; Machine-operators; Protective-equipment
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Institute