Forklift Safety:Court Fines Man for Running Over Co-worker

 

forklift safetyIn Early 2011, Gary Egberts was operating a forklift in order to unload a truck at the Karratha depot of transport company Star Frieghtlines. As a result of his inadequate training, Egberts accidentally hit  a truck driver and ran over his left leg, resulting in a dislocated patella and significant abrasions and bruising.

WorkSafe reported that  Egbert did not honk the forklift’s horn while reversing and it lacked a working reverse alarm.

Egberts put forth a guilty plea for  failing to take reasonable care to avoid an incident and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week.

Last month, his employer was subject to a $20,000 for failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment.

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Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-12/worker-fined-3k-over-forklift-accident/4816924?&section=news

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