Another forklift fatality

In this week’s news from Alberta:

“A 35-year-old man has died after a tragic forklift accident at a local tire shop.  The man, whose name has not been released, was working for Mo Tires Ltd. in Lethbridge fuelling up a forklift around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when he became fatally pinned between the forklift and a nearby shed. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.”

We don’t know yet what happened here but it is another sobering reminder that forklifts can be dangerous.

When doing your pre-shift inspection remember to check the park brake and always apply that brake when you get off the machine, whether it is to park it for a few seconds, or to refuel or to re-arrange your load.