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Hazard alert bulletin: forklift truck fatalities.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Trenton, NJ: Public Health Services Branch, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health, Occupational Health Service Occupational Health Surveillance Program, 1998 May; :1
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) is alerting employers and employees about the hazards of operating or working near industrial forklift trucks. Since 1992, the NJDHSS Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Project has received reports of 22 fatal incidents involving forklift trucks in New Jersey. The FACE project has investigated eight of these incidents. The 14 other reported fatalities included five workers who were killed when pinned between a forklift and an another object, four who died in overturned forklifts and two who were struck by moving forklifts. One worker died when a forklift struck a wall which collapsed on her, one was crushed under a crate when the securing straps broke, and one who fell while riding on the forks.
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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Occupational Health Service, Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (FACE) Project, PO Box 360, Trenton NJ 08625-0360
Hazard Alert Bulletin: Forklift Truck Fatalities
New Jersey Department of Health
Page last reviewed: March 25, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division