Forklift accident fines issued in Canada, Singapore

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- 12 Oct 2023 ( #1149 ) - Ontario, Canada
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A Canadian company has been fined over a forklift-related fatality at a construction site, while a Singaporean logistics company was fined over a forklift accident that resulted in amputation.

Construction company 2671475 Ontario Inc was fined CAD75,000 (USD55,180) following a workplace fatality in November 2021, with Justice of the Peace Lawrence Smith also imposing a 25% victim fine surcharge.

According to court documents, 2671475 Ontario Inc pleaded guilty in the case heard at the Ontario Court of Justice.

The court heard a contract worker working on a retaining wall at an apartment complex in Uxbridge, Ontario, was providing signalling assistance to the driver of a rough terrain forklift.

The evidence suggests the worker slipped in the mud and snow and went under the moving forklift, sustaining fatal injuries.

Meanwhile in Singapore, logistics company Hoy San Stevedoring was fined SGD240,000 (USD88,000) over a forklift accident that resulted in a worker having his leg amputated, Today reports.

Citing a Ministry of Manpower statement, the report said the accident occurred in July 2020 as a forklift was being used to unload boxes of gears outside a warehouse at a wharf.

A worker walking into the operational area of the wharf stopped to take a camera phone photo of steel coils being unloaded by a vessel crane when he was hit by the forklift.

The injured worker underwent a below-the-knee surgery to have his right lower limb amputated.

The Ministry of Manpower investigation found Hoy San Stevedoring failed to properly conduct a risk assessment, did not implement the necessary measures to control identified risks and did not have a traffic management plan in place.

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