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Worker pinned between forklift and boom truck in industrial yard.

New Jersey Department of Health
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 06NJ063, 2007 Aug; :1-8
On July 8, 2006, a 66-year-old male forklift driver was crushed between a load of sheetrock, being carried by a powered industrial truck (forklift), and a boom truck. The incident occurred on a Saturday morning when a two-man crew at a construction supply company was loading sheetrock onto the flatbed of a boom truck to prepare for Monday morning deliveries. The forklift had been left in neutral with the engine running, emergency brake set, and forks elevated. While unattended, the forklift rolled toward the boom truck and pinned the victim between the load of sheetrock supported on the forks and the flatbed of the parked truck. NJ FACE investigators recommend following these safety guidelines to prevent similar incidents: 1. Employers should conduct a job hazard analysis of all work activities with the participation of the workers. 2. Employers should institute a safety and health plan that includes standard operating procedures. 3. Employers should establish a training program for operators of forklift trucks. 4. Employers and employees should become familiar with available resources on safety standards and safe work practices.
Region-2; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Occupational-accidents; Equipment-operators; Trucking; Construction-industry; Training; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-practices; Work-performance
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Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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Cooperative Agreement
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FACE-06NJ063; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008485; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008345
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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New Jersey Department of Health
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