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When two separate safety problems combine, the result too often is fatal.

A 30-year-old Florida construction worker was killed in a forklift mishap.

Naples Police say Christian Flores died while making a delivery of roofing tiles. Flores worked for J&A Loading of Bonita Springs, FL.

Police say he was walking between a moving forklift and the delivery truck when he was run over.

Published reports say the cause of the fatality was both faulty equipment — a broken mirror and reverse beeper — and lack of experience and training for the forklift operator.

It’s essential for forklift operators to have a clear view of their path while backing up.

OSHA is investigating.

Flores had a wife, 4-year-old daughter and an infant son in Mexico. He came to the U.S. legally to work to raise money for his family.

 

Originally Posted on: http://www.safetynewsalert.com/30-year-old-worker-killed-in-forklift-mishap/

 

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