Tired of Domino Videos?

Submitted by: dromed 1 month ago in Misc
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Male 10,075
OMG. This collapse just wouldn't stop. Astounding video. I hope no one was seriously hurt.
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Male 714
This is my thing. Racking can come down that easily. It's scary. Warehouse racking isn't like a brick wall. It moves and sways about when things are being loaded and unloaded. They're designed to collapse into themselves.

My best guess is that at the point of impact, you're mostly seeing the racking react to the collision, and its his keeping his feet on the accelerator that pushes the racking in further and causes the collapse. Reaction times with forklift collisions are weird. It's not like a car, where your brain is practically hardwired to stamp on the brake.

With small companies like this, you have pressure on people to work to meet impractical deadlines and quotas, so everyone's always rushing about, and proper, safe procedures don't really happen, and blind eyes are often turned to near misses or minor accidents (the condition of the racking might not have been brilliant). With larger companies, there will often be procedures in place. I've known of companies like DHL where a minor accident or mistake on a forklift (or other similar machinery, like a VNA truck) will result in the driver being made to take a drugs and alcohol test and to participate in training.

The driver in this case though: I'd be surprised if he was badly hurt. Those top guards are designed exactly for this kind of thing.
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Male 11
RandomNoun 15 years ago, warehouses were my thing too.  And I've seen racking put up with a lot more abuse than a bump into a horizontal support beam by a forklift.  Without question, this warehouse installed racking not rated for the load applied to it.

I once had to personally clean up 18 pallets of Coca Cola that had fallen over during the night.  Night crew schmucks were warned not to stack pallets of 6-pack flats of Coke three-pallets tall.  (Each pallet had 110 flats, or 2,640 cans.)  But they did, the same night we got really humid weather, weakening the cardboard flats holding the 6-packs, weakening the stack, and they came down like dominoes before morning.

Someone knew this could happen, I guarantee it.  But that's what you get when management tries saving a buck or two.
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Male 2,254
FIRE CANNOT MELT STEEL! Right Democrats?
And... him ded... kek'd indeed. :<
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Male 13,505
That's crazy.  This type of shelving should be illegal, or at the very least crash tested to make sure this doesn't happen.  I think one of those guys was seriously injured, if not killed.
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Male 2,254
monkwarrior I thinks some sort of shelving registration is needed! We cannot turn a blinded eye to the horrors eh? If only one life is saved...
Unless it's about abortion, then a million lives are fuck all.
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Male 222
Been seeing this for a few weeks now. Try to keep up. No one was hurt.
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Male 13,505
gladhatter How do you know no one was hurt?  I was just looking around and couldn't find anything other than "It is not known whether the worker or his colleagues were injured in the incident." Do you have a link?
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Male 9,692
no way he lived through that...
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Male 62
Sadly the guy died. I’m sure his family had one hell of a lawsuit.
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Male 222
izzy01 not true.
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Male 62
gladhatter I saw this video on reddit and there was a link to an article where it said he died. Even watching the video with all the crap that fell on him in an unprotected vehicle its very unlikely he survived. 
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Male 7,520
izzy01 Can they win it tho?  You could argue unsafe environment I suppose, but he was clearly at fault.  

I could see them winning if he wasn't trained to drive that thing and told to drive it anyhow.

Kinda surprised this doesn't happen more often at costco and home depot.
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Male 13,505
daegog The shelves were clearly unsafe, or unsafely stacked.  
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Male 46,097
daegog   Weigh too much weight on those shelves.
A little tap should not topple them so easily.
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Male 2,850
daegog Wasn't his fault.  Clearly the shelving was 98% inadequate for the task.  The negligence on the part of who allowed this condition is beyond criminal.
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Male 46,097
Biggest game of jenga EVER
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Male 2,254
Gerry1of1 It's not "Ker-Plunk"? O_o
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