Forklift Falls Through Sidewalk


Springfield, Mass., July 2012—A forklift operator was moving large planters on a downtown sidewalk when the forklift broke through the walk and fell rear-first into a hollow area beneath. The operator was taken to a hospital. His injuries have not been disclosed. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. The city’s director of public works said the heavy lift should not have been operated on city sidewalks. -