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Home Depot worker dies in industrial accident

Original post made on May 24, 2022

A 39-year-old employee was killed on Friday, May 13, at a Home Depot store in East Palo Alto, according to police.

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Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Mountain View
on May 24, 2022 at 5:55 pm

William Hitchens is a registered user.

The second I read the headline I thought --- bet it involved a fork lift tipping over or dropping pallets! When I was working my way thru undergrad school as a preventative maintenance grunt, we were taught "never get within 30 feet of a fork lift, especially if is dealing with a high load". In the Bay Area during the "bad old days" and I went to Home Depot and Costco, I was shocked to see that they were stacking and removing dangerously heavy pallets from very high shelves when the store was open and ignorant customers were in danger! Thankfully those days are gone, but being around moving forklifts still is very dangerous.