Picture This! Worker Rescued Nine Hours After Racking Falls Onto Forklift

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: June 22nd, 2016
Topics: Confined Spaces | Hazwoper & Emergency Response | Scaffolding |

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We don’t know how fond forklift operator Tomasz Wiszniewski is of cheese, but he could be forgiven for liking it a little less after becoming trapped under 55,000 tonnes of the stuff when 18-metre (60-foot) high shelving collapsed at a food distribution warehouse in Hinstock, England. Wiszniewski, seen at right, stayed inside his forklift’s protective structure throughout the ordeal and was able to walk out of the plant without injuries. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the racking collapse. (Daily Express, UK)

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