A 58-year-old mechanic service technician for an equipment service and sales company was servicing an order picker with a co-worker. The picker’s carriage, which weighs nearly 1,200 pounds, consists of an operator platform, a control console and lift forks.
A 57-year-old delivery driver was killed after being struck by a slab of granite in the parking lot of a countertop wholesaler. The wholesaler secured granite slabs for transport on a flatbed trailer using a metal A-frame rack that held multiple slabs in a near-vertical orientation.
A 24-year-old tower climber died after falling from a communication tower under construction. The climber was part of a three-person crew. He was a certified instructor and the designated safety person and fall protection trainer for the company.