Forklift Operator Crushed between Overhead Guard and Mast
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Olympia, WA

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Hoisting and Rigging, Heavy Equipment

The Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program has published a new Fatality Investigation Report. The new report describes an incident where a longshore worker was killed when he was crushed between the mast and cab of the forklift he was operating. These reports describe work-related fatal incidents and list some requirements and recommendations that might have prevented the incident from occurring.

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