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Forklift injury prompts safety warning from WHSQ

Jun 1st 2023

Forklift injury prompts safety warning from WHSQ

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a safety warning after a maintenance worker sustained serious injuries when he was struck by the carriage and tines of a forklift he was working on.

WHSQ said “It appears the carriage and tines were raised above the worker unsupported, when for reasons yet to be confirmed they fell, striking and trapping him.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Forklifts are one of the most dangerous workplace vehicles, WHSQ states in the alert. The safety regulator urges workplaces to conduct regular inspection of all forklifts to ensure they are safe to use.

Read more here.

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