Conveyor Modifications Result in Injury

Pallet Accident

Thomas J. Cocchiola, PE, CSP, Mechanical Engineer and Certified Safety Specialist ::::
Accident: A serious accident occurred the first time a truck driver was making a delivery to a relatively large auto parts store. The driver parked his truck trailer and unloaded pallets with the help of the store manager. The two men placed pallets onto an elevated platform that was approximately 9-feet above the floor of the shipping receiving area. The manager then operated a hydraulically powered lift to lower pallets to the floor. The driver continued unloading pallets from the trailer after the manager lowered the lift. Unfortunately, the driver accidentally fell from the unprotected edge of the elevated platform and was disabled as a result of the fall. Continue reading “Conveyor Modifications Result in Injury”