Warehouse Worker Dies in Fall from Forklift

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A tire warehouse worker was using a forklift when he fell about 3.6 metres to the ground. He died three days later from his injuries. A CSST investigation found that there were inadequate protections against falls from a forklift and the layout of the warehouse forced workers to use a method that exposed them to a fall hazard. The company will be fined for the incident [TriWest Trading (Canada), Govt. News Release, July 25, 2012].