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Worker crushed between forklift and flatbed trailer.

Authors
Nebraska Department of Labor
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 95NE013, 1995 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20027836
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Publication Date
19950417
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-106684
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-95NE013; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
NAICS-32
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE; WV
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division