Worker crushed between forklift and flatbed trailer.
NIOSH 1995 Apr; :1-4
A 43 year-old male died after being crushed between a forklift and a flatbed trailer. The victim was in the process of covering materials on the flatbed trailer with a tarpaulin at the time of the incident. He was standing on the ground by the flatbed trailer when a forklift, bringing some twine to tie down the tarpaulin, approached the flatbed trailer. The brakes on the forklift failed and the victim was crushed between the forklift and the flatbed trailer and died about one hour later at a local hospital. The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences, employer should: 1. Establish a comprehensive training program for all personnel operating specialized machinery to include "hands-on" training and documentation. 2. Establish and enforce a thorough vehicle maintenance and inspection program. 3. Develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive safety program that includes but is not limited to, training in all hazard recognition.
Region-7; 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; Safety-programs; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Truck-drivers; Transportation-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor