Through a friend situated nearby, we understand that an industrial truck (a large forklift) operator lost his life today at an intermodal container depot located in Kemari (Karachi port), Pakistan.
The information coming to us indicates that during the process of hoisting an empty 40 foot open top container the machine's mast failed and then fulcrumbed backwards, crushing him as he sat in the machine's operator's seat.
Photographs we've been provided allow us to conjecture the fundamental causal elements of this accident, and we provide a couple of those photographs here to permit members of the "Longshore Safety" to exercise their own conjecture.
Member/Honorary Member at International Longshoremen's Association
Can we all assume that the maintenance schedule was carried out in the correct manor on this machine R.I.P Brother