The video below you will watch demonstrates how a forklift operator travelling with load struck and hit a fellow worker at high speed. You can see that the victim is in pain and in serious condition after he was struck. Obviously, there are ignorance for the part of the operator. He was not following speed limit, driving with his view blocked by the load and he did not follow safety signs in the workplace.

There are action to be taken against this operator. He could be reprimand for dismissal from work, if found to be deliberately violating company safety rules. 

Aside from dismissal from service, OSHA can imposed penalty to him - a criminal one. He could face criminal charges. As for the company, he OSHA found that the company did not provide any periodical training for the operator, the company could be fined.

You can watch the video below:

 

 

You can learn many lesson from this accident. Don't drive the truck at high speed especially when travelling with loads. Always maintain a clear view during operation and always follow safety rules.


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