Forklift Seat Failure Leads to Injury
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (Richland, WA - Hanford Site), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (CHPRC)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Operations, Heavy Equipment

The seat of a forklift tipped forward causing the operator to fall and contact his head on the windshield. Annual and Pre-use inspection checklists did not include inspection of the seat mechanism. Operators who were aware of the seat malfunction, prior to the event, did not report it.

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