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That's a really n ice one to analyze for cause-and-effect.
The shelf he hits collapses, causing the shelf near the camera to pick
up in the air a bit, which it looks like causes a leg to detach or
tuck under, or maybe a shelf to detach and knock a leg out of line
when the weight comes back down on the near shelves.
On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 02:59:59 -0800, the infamous Gunner Asch
scrawled the following:
D'ya think that shelving system was just slightly overloaded, or not
built to OSHA standards, or both? (I'll bet both.)
I hope that driver isn't able to get another job driving a forklift in
I'd say that a FLT driver that has never even slightly nerfed something has
probably not been driving a one for that long. Notwithstanding that, it looks
like he was lucky, note how he falls over after bailing out.
OSHA, cleanup, aisle 5.
I can't believe how fragile the shelving was. Perhaps it was
I also can't believe how fast he got out of there.
Ya don't think that stuff falling from six levels up, even higher than the
camera could cover may indicate overloading, do ya?
I drove for years in the Las Vegas conventions. Yeah, if you drive for
long, you will screw something up. The worst thing, however, are hazards
others cause you, and inattentive people that you may inadvertently hurt.
The best times to really get stuff moving are periods of time when there are
not a lot of people around. Some people are absolutely ignorant around
equipment that can really hurt them.
Saw a forklift at Lowe's the other day. It was going out
with a wide load that wasn't squared - that is the boards
were spread left and right by a foot or two on each side.
I didn't see the load exactly - I was two isles away -
just saw the top of the load and the forker working back and
forth - got one side out now to go back and forth at an angle....
He got out - but a minute of reloading would have saved that.
The outside bay door (front) was a bit narrow.
I was concerned the stack would come apart...
hese kind of racks.
Essentially, any shelf or joint that can come apart if lifted,
unweighted, etc. is 'unlocked'.
For example, if you have a shelf on a rack, and that shelf comes off
just by lifting, "that can be bad".
'Locking' keeps the joint from coming apart no matter which way the
joint is loaded.
It looks like the far rack the forklift hits collapses, which actually
raises the racks near the camera. Since these racks contain joints
which can simply come apart when the rack is lifted off the ground
from the top, when the weight comes back down on the legs some joint
has come apart which was evidently critical to keeping the rack