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Technician Killed in Lift Accident

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Dec. 12, 2017—A Richmond, Virginia, auto worker was killed after a car fell of a lift and landed on him Monday morning, WRIC reports.

Police told the station that a vehicle fell off a lift and landed on the victim, who was pronounced dead shortly after first responders arrived.

Lift safety is a huge issue for many automotive repair shops, as noted in past Ratchet+Wrench stories. Here are two links to check out:

The Automotive Lift Institute offers lift safety training classes, and recently updated it’s “Lifting It Right” online training course. The course covers safe lifting practices for all types of automotive lifts. 

Rotary also offers eight steps for daily lift inspections.

For more information about ALI and its lift safety initiatives and materials, visit its website.

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