Shipping Skid Fails, 3800 Pound Metal Press Dropped
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Fluor Hanford, Richland, WA

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Operations, Work Management/Planning, Transportation and Packaging, Material Handling/Storage

A 3800 pound metal press was dropped when the shipping skid failed (broke apart) while being transported by forklift. The metal press was attached to a shipping skid that was not adequate for the load configuration. There was no consideration of how the components would interact during material handling, leading to an inefficient unit load handling practice.

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