Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Operational needs, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

  2. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

  3. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    one of the comments

    "Companies make hundreds of safety rules to protect workers, then turn a blind eye to people breaking the rules if it gets the job done quicker. Then, lo and behold, when there is an accident all the people involved get fired...or killed."
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Prayers to his family and friends.
  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Link takes me to the opening page of Yahoo, but no story as described.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a FedEx loading dock worker is dead after a pallet loaded with more than a half-ton of packages fell on him at a western New York freight facility.

    WIVB-TV reports (Worker crushed by packages at Town of Tonawanda FedEx facility ) police in Tonawanda say that the accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

    Police say the employee was crushed to death when a 1,300-pound pallet shifted and fell on him. The worker's name hasn't been released.

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

    Police say there is nothing suspicious about the accident.

    FedEx officials expressed sympathy to the worker's loved ones and said they are cooperating with investigators.


    This story has been corrected to show that deceased was a loading dockworker, not a truck driver.
  8. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Very sad. Feel for his family.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Does that make him any less dead and the actions that led to his death any less dangerous?
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    No, but I don't think the reporter implied that it did? I think they merely were correcting the record on the employees job title.
  11. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    No, it doesn't make him any less dead, but the general public who apparently has no idea that there's more to a delivery service than the driver they see it does change the vision they probably had in their head.

    I feel for the family of the victim though. As an irreg driver I'm used to heavy stuff, and I've been hit by more than the safety methods would allow if followed, but damn that's well over 5 times the weight of most things we encounter that we complain should have gone through freight.

    I hope it was just a freak accident, but I'm sure some safety corners were cut for production, a sad loss off life for sure, and even more sad any changes to prevent this in the future will probably be ignored in 6 months.
  12. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    This is absolutely horrible. My thoughts and sympathy to his family and friends. I'll be interested to see what OSHA discovers.
  13. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Yikes, RIP such a bad way to go

    Dont they have cameras everywhere these days? I know my current one has it all over the place, mainly to catch possible theft from the warehouse workers but itll probably stay internal