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    Forklift driver collapses entire warehouse of racks - GIF


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    Single point failure like this is outrageous! Should have been some type of stop system in place before the whole place went down?

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    Having spent most of my life around Dexion racking with never a failure....I can only imagine this to be seriously overloaded or very light duty gear overloaded...but it would be very hard to fake that footage! Wow....
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    won't look good on his resume
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    Did I do that?

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    Glad that wasn't a nitroglycerine factory... Definitely an under-built & overloaded accident waiting to happen. That's a whole lot of weight balanced on those tall, spindly legs. If the racks had been suspended from a sufficiently designed ceiling, the domino effect would be practically eliminated.

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    I wonder if is was an Amazon warehouse? I don't know how most feel about Amazon but I don't use them.
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    That didnt look good for the guy just right of centre, bottom screen at 0:33
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    won't look good on his resume
    Not so sure whether the driver would need to have that on his resume, or his Obit.

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    Oh yeah that would really make an Obit. or an engraving on the head stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    won't look good on his resume
    Well if he survived, maybe. However in this case we can hardly blame the driver as the fork lift was barely moving. It makes me wonder if the support legs where even bolted down. It looks like he was trying to creep by the blocking palet and as such the racking should not of failed even from accidental contact.

    Personally this looks like an example of engineering that solved the simple structural problem but never addressed the realities of the work place. Crap happens and your designs need to anticipate those accidents.

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