D’oh! Some genius at a warehouse didn’t properly secure a server to a forklift and it fell off while it was being loaded into a truck. Federal contractor T.R. Systems’ employees must have really been dicking around, because had they known a $1.4 million server was just wrecked, I’m sure a few of them would be running in the other direction.
So how did it happen? According to a court papers filed by T.R. Systems, “The rear wheels of their forklift hit the raised surface at the entry door of the warehouse, causing the forklift to rock, and subsequently causing the server to rock. As a result of the rocking motion, the base of the pallet and the crate broke and the crate fell onto the curb, damaging the server packed inside” Now T.R. Systems says that it’s IBM’s fault for not packing the server up correctly. A silly suit by all standards, don’tcha think?
IBM Server Worth $1.4 Million Falls Off Forklift [Information Week]