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2013-08-25 10:15:49 PM
No Hero tag!?
 
2013-08-25 10:18:29 PM
How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.
 
2013-08-25 10:19:52 PM
earbuds.popdose.com
First thing I thought of.
/RIP heroic forklift driver
 
2013-08-25 10:23:20 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.


If you aren't wearing the saftey gear?
 
2013-08-25 10:23:35 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-25 10:23:56 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.


About 17 seconds into the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crIzBLIA9eM
 
2013-08-25 10:24:01 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.


Screwing around and not using it in an OSHA approved manner?
 
2013-08-25 10:26:19 PM

Twitch Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 478x300]


Genau!
 
2013-08-25 10:26:45 PM
I came here to proclaim Arrogant Bastard one of the finest beers known to mankind.

That is all.
 
2013-08-25 10:27:52 PM
God bless him
 
2013-08-25 10:29:44 PM

no clever name here just move along: Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.

Screwing around and not using it in an OSHA approved manner?


Reminds me of one of my first jobs at a warehouse. I had it made there as a forklift operator, since I had to get licensed. I even had my own office and an assistant (who wasn't really my personal assistant, she was the assistant for all of the forklift operators). The testing process wasn't all that bad, but a lot of low-skill workers thought it was too difficult to do. The money was nice.

And yes, I am ashamed to admit I had the habit of using my forklift in a non-OSHA approved manner. We had this brand new electric forklift we got... and man, once that thing was fully charged, that thing just flew across the warehouse floor. I had my hard hat on, of course. And my hair was always tied up into a bun. But man... if I made one wrong turn when we were screwing around during downtime... I could have really gotten hurt.
 
2013-08-25 10:30:17 PM

Twitch Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 478x300]


Cheers!

Best safety video ever.
 
2013-08-25 10:33:22 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.


I'm guessing not buckled in and tried to jump free.

They look relatively harmless but can fark people up, esp. if the driver doesn't pay attention.
 
2013-08-25 10:33:23 PM

Mrbogey: Twitch Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 478x300]

Cheers!

Best safety video ever.


Forklift Driver Klaus - English Subtitles (NSFW)
 
2013-08-25 10:34:59 PM
One beer I will pour on the ground
/ok, just splashed some on the patio.
//really want to try the new coconut collaboration
///rip
 
2013-08-25 10:35:34 PM
He triiiied to save us with a forklift.
 
2013-08-25 10:36:44 PM
Killed by a bunch of Arrogant Bastards...
 
2013-08-25 10:42:00 PM
Ok, let me rephrase that:
Unless you're driving like a jackass (including no seatbelt), how can you have a farklift land on you?  That takes some special incomptence there.
 
2013-08-25 10:42:41 PM
Alcohol was involved.

Somehow.
 
2013-08-25 11:05:38 PM
Sometimes it's not the forklift operator's fault, y'know.  Knowing how high these things can go, I once talked one of the warehouse guys into giving me a ride up above roof level so I could see the tornadoes in Aurora (CO). Aurora needs tornadoes.

/Nothing bad happened.
//I was lucky.
 
2013-08-25 11:13:14 PM

Skarekrough: I came here to proclaim Arrogant Bastard one of the finest beers known to mankind.

That is all.


I'm here to second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth that. Been drinking the stuff since about '96, and the only stuff I've found that comes close, really, is other Stone products. Old Guardian is some phenomenal stuff as well.

Man, the shiatstorm that is about to fall on Stone will be epic. Even when you are on top of all of your safety training and protocols, a fatality results in an entire OSHA team crawling up your ass with an electron microscope. I get the feeling that Stone is a very tight company, and will help this guy's poor family, but they are in for some serious deep level investigations.
 
2013-08-25 11:14:15 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Ok, let me rephrase that:
Unless you're driving like a jackass (including no seatbelt), how can you have a farklift land on you?  That takes some special incomptence there.


Very,very slow reflexes. Or booze.
 
2013-08-25 11:14:30 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Ok, let me rephrase that:
Unless you're driving like a jackass (including no seatbelt), how can you have a farklift land on you?  That takes some special incomptence there.


I havent watched the video yet, but, I have seen folks try and use a forklift ( or a stockpicker ) that was not rated for the weight of a pallet and almost tip. That was one of the first things I brought up when I trained folks on them. The first thing I brought up was watch out for humans in the area, and other lifts, and be aware that sure- the steel is 3 stories tall and bolted down, but if you hit it, you have the potential of dying, as 25 tons of stuff that was on shelves , crashing down- it will destroy the saftey cage.
 
2013-08-25 11:15:46 PM
Weatherkiss: 
We had this brand new electric forklift we got... and man, once that thing was fully charged, I had my hard  on, of course. And my hair was always tied up into a bun. But man... if I made one wrong turn when we were screwing . I could have really gotten hurt.
 
2013-08-25 11:16:06 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.


By having one extended to full height and loaded fully? Some of those will go 20 feet in the air, and if you have hundreds of pounds that far away from the center of gravity, and not enough ballast, a tip could easily happen.
 
2013-08-25 11:18:31 PM
 
2013-08-25 11:20:16 PM

Mikey1969: Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.

By having one extended to full height and loaded fully? Some of those will go 20 feet in the air, and if you have hundreds of pounds that far away from the center of gravity, and not enough ballast, a tip could easily happen.


There is one problem with that theory - If the pallet is that high up, it was put up by a lift. Most likely by the same lift, but probably a more experienced operator.
RIP, regardless.
 
2013-08-25 11:20:51 PM

Weatherkiss: no clever name here just move along: Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.

Screwing around and not using it in an OSHA approved manner?

Reminds me of one of my first jobs at a warehouse. I had it made there as a forklift operator, since I had to get licensed. I even had my own office and an assistant (who wasn't really my personal assistant, she was the assistant for all of the forklift operators). The testing process wasn't all that bad, but a lot of low-skill workers thought it was too difficult to do. The money was nice.

And yes, I am ashamed to admit I had the habit of using my forklift in a non-OSHA approved manner. We had this brand new electric forklift we got... and man, once that thing was fully charged, that thing just flew across the warehouse floor. I had my hard hat on, of course. And my hair was always tied up into a bun. But man... if I made one wrong turn when we were screwing around during downtime... I could have really gotten hurt.


Sorry WEATHERKISS couldnt resist.
 
2013-08-25 11:21:30 PM
More forklift gif fun

http://www.free-animated-pictures.com/omg-wow-video-forklift-accident . gif
 
2013-08-25 11:30:25 PM
Well, I see Fugitive Alien and Forklift Driver Klaus have been covered, we'll make the thread complete with

Shenmue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnqHdwkngjU and random idiotic forklift accident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrD127Wf2co
 
2013-08-25 11:34:37 PM

alienated: Mikey1969: Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.

By having one extended to full height and loaded fully? Some of those will go 20 feet in the air, and if you have hundreds of pounds that far away from the center of gravity, and not enough ballast, a tip could easily happen.

There is one problem with that theory - If the pallet is that high up, it was put up by a lift. Most likely by the same lift, but probably a more experienced operator.
RIP, regardless.


It's just an explanation of how a forklift can fall, I don't give a fark how it got up there to begin with, the OP just wasn't understanding what could make a forklift "fall".
 
2013-08-25 11:38:23 PM

Mikey1969: alienated: Mikey1969: Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.

By having one extended to full height and loaded fully? Some of those will go 20 feet in the air, and if you have hundreds of pounds that far away from the center of gravity, and not enough ballast, a tip could easily happen.

There is one problem with that theory - If the pallet is that high up, it was put up by a lift. Most likely by the same lift, but probably a more experienced operator.
RIP, regardless.

It's just an explanation of how a forklift can fall, I don't give a fark how it got up there to begin with, the OP just wasn't understanding what could make a forklift "fall".


Yeah, now that I re-read it- Agreed. No worries . hagd
 
2013-08-25 11:52:40 PM

Twitch Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 478x300]


Came for Klaus, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-25 11:57:19 PM

no clever name here just move along: Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.

Screwing around and not using it in an OSHA approved manner?


in a major way. improper load, wrong angle, too much speed, being a general idiot. you have to go out of your way to accomplish what this fellow did. my condolences to those who knew and loved him.
 
2013-08-26 12:18:19 AM
Alcohol may have played a factor.
 
2013-08-26 12:18:49 AM

WhoopAssWayne: Mrbogey: Twitch Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 478x300]

Cheers!

Best safety video ever.

Forklift Driver Klaus - English Subtitles (NSFW)


images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-26 12:39:26 AM

Satanic_Hamster: How the hell do you have a forklift fall on you, especially if you're not a mechanic.


Years ago, I had been getting to know a guy in my new army unit (mostly just on drill weekends), when he called me up after the January drill and was [understandably] upset because his friend slipped on a patch of ice and broke his neck; died pretty much instantly.

That was the day I accepted that anyone could be called on the carpet at any time, in any way.

Maybe protocols weren't followed, maybe it was just a simple accident. At any rate, I honestly felt very sad both for the employee's family and his co-workers. Everything I've seen about Stone indicates a company that cares about the employees, which is far more than a lot of corporations worry about these days.

/Salute
//with beer
 
2013-08-26 12:44:31 AM
He wasn't worthy
 
2013-08-26 12:55:57 AM

Weatherkiss: I had it made there as a forklift operator, since I had to get licensed.


You had to be licensed to drive a forklift?  I drove one in the 70's for a couple jobs.  Boss just said "this selects forward/back, this up/down, and this makes it go".

Caveat:  I was lifting a couple tons of steel maybe a foot off the ground to move it from storage to where I could cut/drill/weld it into something the customer wanted.

/ hauling long pipes sucked
// everything else was a breeze
 
2013-08-26 01:15:12 AM
Sad, considering the brewery is located literally next to a brand new hospital.
 
2013-08-26 01:30:24 AM

Snotnose: You had to be licensed to drive a forklift? I drove one in the 70's for a couple jobs. Boss just said "this selects forward/back, this up/down, and this makes it go".


in the early 70s at Glastron Boat Company you had to be tested and have a special badge to drive a forklift. mostly because they had some bigger than usual forklifts to move the boats around and load them. and you can't palletize a boat.

at a different job in the 90s with OSHA getting up in everyone's grillz you had to pass a written test after seeing the training video. every year. and the paperwork better be up to date.
 
2013-08-26 01:37:02 AM
Video of the event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oB6DN5dYWo

/I love Klaus / Claus safety videos!
 
2013-08-26 01:37:23 AM

Snotnose: Weatherkiss: I had it made there as a forklift operator, since I had to get licensed.

You had to be licensed to drive a forklift?  I drove one in the 70's for a couple jobs.  Boss just said "this selects forward/back, this up/down, and this makes it go".

Caveat:  I was lifting a couple tons of steel maybe a foot off the ground to move it from storage to where I could cut/drill/weld it into something the customer wanted.

/ hauling long pipes sucked
// everything else was a breeze


Depends where. In Qc you need to take some type of training but it's rather minimal. Some places (mostly union places) don't hire you unless you got a full scale training session from a reputable location (mostly Liftow)

Most likely the driver of that forklift 1) didn't have a seatbelt on 2) tried to jump off the lift as it was tilting instead of bracing (hold the steering and push yourself against the backseat)

Did that kind of job for ~3 years.

Moving stuff high up in the air is all about going slow. Small movements are amplified and the load can easily step off the center of gravity and "stability pyramid". After a while putting a pallet 25+ feet up in the air becomes second nature.
 
2013-08-26 01:44:14 AM

Snotnose: Weatherkiss: I had it made there as a forklift operator, since I had to get licensed.

You had to be licensed to drive a forklift?  I drove one in the 70's for a couple jobs.  Boss just said "this selects forward/back, this up/down, and this makes it go".

Caveat:  I was lifting a couple tons of steel maybe a foot off the ground to move it from storage to where I could cut/drill/weld it into something the customer wanted.



I can think of a couple reasons:
Insurance - "No license? No money for you"
Health and safety - These guys stick their noses into everything.

I own a small workshop. It's just me and sometimes my dad. If I were to have "health and safety" it would become very expensive very fast because a lot of my machines predates "health and safety" by several decades and the rest have the safety gear mostly removed so I can do stuff with them. And that's why it's just me in the shop.

/owns a forklift
//not licensed
 
2013-08-26 02:21:03 AM
Always buckle up and stay with the vehicle during a fall. Come on!
 
2013-08-26 02:52:07 AM
i745.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-26 03:35:00 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Ok, let me rephrase that:
Unless you're driving like a jackass (including no seatbelt), how can you have a farklift land on you?  That takes some special incomptence there.


I agree with the theory that he didn't have his seat belt on.  When I was in the military a young man in our battalion's supply unit died when he drove a forklift off the edge of the dock. His natural reaction was to jump off, which he did and was subsequently crushed by the lift when it landed on him.
 
2013-08-26 07:11:37 AM
I hope his family isn't bitter about this.

/window seat please
 
2013-08-26 02:26:04 PM
Well, that is one way to get stoned...
 
2013-08-26 02:47:18 PM
farking headline bugs me. More like: Guy dies at work. Subby somehow thinks this is noble.

Unfortunately, his death has no relevance to your ability to obtain high quality beer. But, it may be related to business practices at said brewery.
 
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