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Fatal Forklift Accident

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by Steve Frazier, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. OCR

    OCR Senior Member

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    Lol... OK, I kinda misunderstood your first post... :eek:



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  2. BlainePudrum

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    A very popular area businessman was killed last week working at his business, apparently under a raised forklift. This would make the fifth person I've interacted with during my construction career who has been killed in a crushing accident. I can not stress enough to NEVER, EVER work under anything suspended by hydraulics, the risk of death or injury is just too great!
     
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    Found this article on line in case someone comes to this article in the future. Useful info on how to properly block up a forklift before doing repairs on it store dot intella lift parts dot com / FBI.html
     
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    I would think that adding a holding valve to each hydraulic cylinder on the overhead door would minimize the risk of a door falling at all, as long as no welds broke, or other parts fall out. Adding those would at least mitigate some of the risk of falling doors due to a hydraulic hose / control valve failure. Just my thought.
     
  5. lantraxco

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    Yep, holding valve or like most forklifts, a velocity check which is for ruptured hoses, etc. where you have a sudden loss of fluid containment. The sudden excessive flow causes the check which has a metering orifice in it to snap shut locking the cylinder, assuming the cylinder is still functional.