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2000 Darwin Awards

Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible.

Forklift Safety Video
2000 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(11 March 2000, Perth, Australia) It just stands to reason, one should follow safe practices while filming a safety video. But the 52-year-old owner of a machinery and equipment training school violated that rule of common sense while filming a forklift safety demonstration.

With the cameras rolling, he was thrown from the forklift cabin and crushed. Subsequent investigation fingered the culprits responsible for the fatality: driver error and high speed over varied terrain, coupled with an unused seat belt.

His final safety demonstration was the most convincing of his career. © 1994 - 2022
Submitted by: Robert Marston Focht
Reference: ABC News Online,

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