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.