This week’s death of a young Whangarei forklift driver reminds us to treat machines with respect.
24-year-old Mark Blinco died at Kiwi Timber Protection Ltd but the reasons behind his death may not be known for some time.
New Zealand’s 20 working coroners need to wait for a safety inspector’s report into the circumstances. Specialist advice may be requested. And Mark Blinco’s employing company will be required to show it has complied with the HSE Act.
This family tragedy could be due to lack of knowledge, lack of maintenance or an Act of God.
In the meantime, keep safe and watch out for your centre of gravity when driving.