Intentional Forklift Accident

Question:
A disgruntled employee intentionally wrecks a forklift to get hurt on the job. The incident results in a fractured arm. Is it recordable?

Answer:
NO. While the incident took place at work and resulted in recordable criteria, the employee intentionally set out for harm. Self-inflicted injuries are excepted per OSHA’s 1904.5(b)(2)(vi) as shown below.

​1904.5(b)(2)

Are there situations where an injury or illness occurs in the work environment and is not considered work-related? Yes, an injury or illness occurring in the work environment that falls under one of the following exceptions is not work-related, and therefore is not recordable.