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Russian Vodka Forklift Accident

CBS recently aired security camera footage of a forklift accident inside a Russian vodka warehouse. The video shows the destructive power of a forklift and what can happen when storage racks are not properly designed and installed.

It is a great video destined to become a classic. I recommend it be used in all forklift training. It has already appeared on a multitude of web sites.

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  • Posted 4 Nov 2009 03:56
  • Discussion started by joseph_h
  • Michigan, United States
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The Transmon ACAS system would have possibly prevented this.
ACAS = Active Collision Avoidance System.
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  • Posted 6 Feb 2020 00:52
  • Modified 6 Feb 2020 01:04 by poster
  • Reply by Steve C
  • Leicestershire, United Kingdom
The true measure of intelligence is not what you know but what you do with what you know! RSC 1990
It's the perfect storm. Big forklift not normally used in a warehouse, he accelerates by mistake in reverse, doesn't brake so we have impact and a ramming impact, hits the weakest point in the warehouse the frame holding up the tunnel aisle. Because he is ramming the rack he takes out at least two frames causing the rack above to buckle at mid point. This causes the top part to bend out onto the rack opposite. The opposite rack beams become overloaded and are being dragged out and forward so they in turn buckle their frames. This causes both sides of the aisle to collapse into the aisle. This whole thing is ultra unusual. Rack normally peels from an end bay with the bottom of the frame giving way.The frame then leans in to the aisle and peels away from the back to back rack bringing with it several bays. But that is usually it, none of this dramatics.
It's almost as this was a movie. "Shaken not stirred" " Drink responsibly"
  • Posted 21 Nov 2009 04:48
  • Reply by andrew_j
  • Florida, United States
TC17, all; you must remember this occured in Russa where rules and regulations you are acustomed to do not apply.
  • Posted 11 Nov 2009 00:10
  • Reply by cownd
  • Arizona, United States
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I agree with Mrfixit.......why in the heck are they using that type of equipment inside and in a warehouse with racks. Also notice the racking, I would think they would have larger/thicker/stronger racking to hold up that type of weight, but of course with that lift truck ramming into the bottom racking at that speed, I am not sure if any other racking would have survived, just luck no one was fatally injured.
  • Posted 11 Nov 2009 00:06
  • Reply by TC17
  • Wisconsin, United States
Wisconsin, USA
"Be safe"
Don't see it!
  • Posted 9 Nov 2009 12:35
  • Reply by dan_m
  • Ontario, Canada
There is small company in Penticton that is just about ready to introduce thier product that would have eliminated that accident. www.psst1.ca. It' worth checking out.
  • Posted 7 Nov 2009 09:05
  • Reply by firstsafety
  • British Columbia, Canada
That is unbelievable, Hope everyone was OK. I guess it was shaken.....not stired.....
  • Posted 6 Nov 2009 23:02
  • Reply by Prentice
  • Ontario, Canada
Good example of ROPS in action
  • Posted 6 Nov 2009 08:19
  • Reply by cownd
  • Arizona, United States
orchidlane29@gmail.com
mrfixit,
Solid tire (or cushion tire) counterbalanced forklifts are primarily used in the US, Canada, some in Germany and Austrailia. The rest of the world used pneumatic tire units.

However, operator error exists worldwide.
  • Posted 6 Nov 2009 03:14
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
I suppose all trainers have experienced a time when a learner has pressed the accelerator instead of the brake but thankfully not with the same consequence.

It must be one of the best though !!!!!
  • Posted 6 Nov 2009 01:46
  • Reply by Normandy
  • Co. Cork, Ireland
To clean-up that mess?

Sorry!
  • Posted 4 Nov 2009 22:55
  • Reply by dan_m
  • Ontario, Canada
Why on Earth are they using big duel wheel, diesel powered forklifts in a warehouse with isles and racking?
  • Posted 4 Nov 2009 22:10
  • Reply by mrfixit
  • New York, United States
It appears that he suddenly accelerated just a sec before crashing into the racking.

What a mess!
  • Posted 4 Nov 2009 05:28
  • Reply by dan_m
  • Ontario, Canada

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