NIOSH FACE Report - Maintenance Worker Struck by Forklift Carriage—Tennessee

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Summary Statement

The NIOSH FACE program report examines a fatal accident involving use of improper procedures during forklift carriage repairs. Lack of specific written maintenance procedures and lack of job and task hazard analysis and not following manufacturer and internal safety guidelines for repair and maintenance of equipment were the primary contributing factors to this fatality.
July 22, 2016