Incident Information Release

Forklift truck tip over fatality

2 May 2022

A 31-year-old worker was driving a forklift truck loaded with a pallet of sheet metal in the yard of a manufacturing plant when it collided with a fixed object and overturned. The worker sustained fatal crush injuries.

Every year forklift trucks are involved in workplace deaths and injuries resulting in substantial financial and human costs for workers, industry, and the community. The three main reasons workers are killed or seriously injured in forklift truck incidents are: 

  • being hit or crushed by a forklift
  • being hit or crushed by a load that the forklift is moving
  • being crushed in a forklift tip-over.

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