Man (54) dies after falling from 3.5 meters in hangar: “I might have wanted to see why the pallet got stuck” (Lier)

Man (54) dies after falling from 3.5 meters in hangar: “I might have wanted to see why the pallet got stuck” (Lier)
Man (54) dies after falling from 3.5 meters in hangar: “I might have wanted to see why the pallet got stuck” (Lier)
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The accident happened on Monday evening around 9 p.m. — © JHM

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A 54-year-old man died on Monday evening in an industrial accident in a hangar in the Duwijckstraat in Lier. The man was working with a forklift truck, but climbed onto a platform when one of the pallets probably got stuck. He fell.

The accident happened on Monday evening around 9 p.m. The man in his fifties was working with a forklift truck in a separate part of the warehouse. He was probably removing or moving pallets there. “Something went wrong with that action. A pallet may have gotten stuck and that’s why he climbed up to see what was going on. More than likely, the victim made a mistake and fell,” explains public prosecutor Lieselotte Claessens.

The victim is said to have fallen about 3.5 meters. The emergency services arrived on the scene, but all help came too late for the victim. The police set up a perimeter at the scene.

The public prosecutor’s office then sent a medical examiner and the Welfare at Work Supervision Service to investigate the correct circumstances of the industrial accident. (tdk)

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

Tags: Man dies falling meters hangar wanted pallet stuck Lier

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