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Worker Fatally Pinned Under Forklift at Port of Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California – One person died when they became pinned under a forklift. The incident happened Monday morning at the Port of Los Angeles.

Details regarding the circumstances that led to the worker becoming trapped were not immediately provided.

Thoughts on workplace forklift accidents

What a horrifying accident that is, unfortunately, all too common. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 42% of forklift fatalities involve the person being crushed. This troubling data leaves us with many questions regarding this incident.

Knowing whether the forklift operator was adequately trained and equipped with safety protocols for operating such machinery is important. Common factors in these accidents are the lack of proper or comprehensive training for workers responsible for operating forklift trucks. Employers are responsible for ensuring their workers undergo thorough training and have access to essential safety measures to execute their duties safely. However, to cut costs and time, companies often skip training workers and giving them proper safety equipment. If negligence is found to have played a role in this incident, the company must be held accountable.

Our thoughts are with the deceased’s family and that they receive the answers they deserve regarding this tragic accident.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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