THIS is the horrific moment a female factory worker was crushed to death by a forklift after it began to topple and she slipped under it while trying to bring it back down to the ground.
The victim, identified only by her surname Zhang, was with several of her colleagues in the clothing factory in city of Taizhou’s Jiaojiang district, in East China’s Zhejiang province, when the accident happened.
The gruesome accident came about because the warehouse workers were trying to move a pile of heavy iron sheets.
The workers knew the sheets would be too heavy to move with the forklift, which had a cargo-lifting limit of 3.5 tonnes.
So in order to move the 52 sheets – which weighed a combined 4 tonnes – one worker squatted down on the back of the truck in order to weigh it down.
But despite the extra weight of the man, the machine still began to tip perilously forwards.
Seeing this, Zhang, 51, charged into the mix to help, trying desperately to pull the back of the tilting forklift down with her hands.