Don’t fool around with forklifts

This is a real WorkSafeBC incident report:

“Three workers entered a work yard as a forklift operator was loading a semi-trailer. The three workers communicated to the forklift operator that they were all in a safe position but one worker snuck up behind the forklift to scare the operator. The forklift was in reverse, and the worker’s foot was run over.┬áThe worker was attended to by a Level 2 first aid attendant and then transported to hospital by ambulance.”

Don’t fool around with forklifts, these are not toys. ┬áThe average 5,000 lb capacity forklift weights almost 10,000 lbs.

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