Employee Crushed During Forklift Rollover (KV 204)

 

What Happened?

At 8:00 a.m. on August 22, 2018, an employee was pushing snow to clear access road with a forklift when the left rear wheel of the forklift went over the embankment and the forklift rolled over. The employee was thrown from the forklift and crushed when it rolled over, killing him.

Contributing Factors

There are no contributing factors.

What Can We Learn?

Traps

Time Pressure: The employee may have felt urgency that pushed him to make poor decisions, take short-cuts, or not follow the rules.

Overconfidence: Did the worker overestimate his knowledge, underestimate risks, and exaggerate their ability to control events?

Tools

The employee could have used a Questioning Attitude to question every aspect of what he was doing to ensure he was fully aware of the situation and consequences.  

Ask the Right Questions

How does this relate to our work?

Where do we have similar traps?

What Tools can we use to avoid a similar incident?

Was a stop work point missed?