In 2006 a construction worker was seriously injured after his job foreman ordered him to ride in a makeshift trash box on a forklift to access an elevated work area. Forklifts are generally not designed to provide people with access to heights unless equipped with an approved personnel lift accessory basket or similar accessory. The improper use of a forklift for this purpose can often lead to significant falls and serious injuries. In this case, the accident resulted in the largest pretrial settlement in Connecticut history. Read the full article here.