Forklift driver causes an entire warehouse to fall like dominoes when he nudges a shelving unit

Daily Mail

This is the dramatic moment a forklift operator caused an entire warehouse of goods to fall like dominoes when he bumped into a shelving unit.

The clip, filmed inside an unnamed distribution warehouse, captured the driver as he made his way down an aisle between two tall pallet racks.  

Two workers stood at the foot of the aisle checking boxes as he slowly travelled between the shelves, but disaster struck as he reached them.

The footage, posted to Facebook on Sunday, currently has more than 512,000 views and 10,000 shares.

It is unclear where the clip, captured in July last year, was filmed, which company uses the warehouse, or the condition of the driver after the accident.

But it has left viewers wondering how on earth it could have happened, and whether the driver survived such a catastrophe.

The driver veered his forklift to the left as he came to a stop, slightly nudging the racks of boxes with the top of the vehicle.

Seconds later, the entire unit collapsed, covering the driver and his forklift with dozens of cardboard boxes.

A white product spilled from the packaging when it broke on impact, covering the floor of the warehouse.

The forklift then appeared to be pushed to the other side of the aisle by force of the fall, causing the second pallet rack to fall in a similar way.

Other shelves in the warehouse followed suit, falling from the back right of the clip until the entire right hand side of the building had fallen.

At the end of the footage, the forklift was no longer visible under a pile of cardboard boxes and metal shelves as bewildered staff stared at the disaster.

The left hand side of the warehouse was still standing, however, left undisturbed despite the domino effect elsewhere.

It is unknown whether the forklift driver was injured or managed to keep his job after the catastrophe.

Some viewers took to the internet to comment on the catastrophic scenes.

One user said: ‘Clean up on aisle 6… 7… 8…’

Another said: ‘Roll of paper towels, dust mop and pan, and as good as new to me.’

A third suggested the problem must be with the unstable shelving, and not the worker.

He said: ‘If that’s all it took to bring down 3/4 of the warehouse, then the problem lies in the shelving, not the worker.’

Another simply commented: ‘Lunch break.’

6 thoughts on “Forklift driver causes an entire warehouse to fall like dominoes when he nudges a shelving unit

  1. I had to go to original post at Daily Mail to watch the amazing vid. OMG!! And I thought I was havin’ a difficult day!! Geez. I better start givin’ thanks. Wow.


  2. I used to work in a glass shop where we parked the trucks inside overnight.
    We had a number of glass showcases under construction lining one side of the shop. When Mr. S was backing the last truck out in the morning, a scrap of plywood, stuck out from between the glass cases opposite the showcases started the domino effect of glass crates tipping into each other. It was incredibly loud, to say the least. No injuries as I was in the back of the shop and Mr. D was outside.
    The office sure enough emptied into the shop in a hurry, to see what that earthquake was about.
    130×96 tips over onto 96×60 which is against 130×72 that all crash into stacks of laminated glass sheets and some machinery.
    F-kin’ A $$$, not mine, whew!

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