B.C. forklift driver fired after ‘dumb ass’ crash leads to damages

Operator travelled 100 miles an hour, says coworker
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/27/2019

A long-time employee at Canadian Forest Products’ Elko, B.C., mine drove his forklift too quickly on snowy roads and slammed into another driver, damaging both vehicles.

Robert Williams had 18 years of experience but on Feb. 26, 2018, he was working as a forklift operator. Light snow covered the yard that day over an icy surface. Sand had not been done since the previous week, making the on-site conditions slick.

Williams drove to one end of the yard to figure out where to place his next load of planer wood. After he found a suitable spot, he turned around to collect the wood.