This is the dramatic moment a forklift operator caused an entire warehouse of goods to fall like dominoes when he bumped into a shelving unit.

The video was taken more than a year ago, but has recently become viral online.

The clip, filmed inside an unnamed distribution warehouse, captured the driver as he made his way down an aisle between two tall pallet racks, according to the Daily Mail.

The clip, filmed inside a distribution warehouse, captured the driver as he made his way down an aisle between two tall pallet racks. Photo / Facebook
The clip, filmed inside a distribution warehouse, captured the driver as he made his way down an aisle between two tall pallet racks. Photo / Facebook

Two workers stood at the foot of the aisle checking boxes as he slowly travelled between the shelves, but disaster struck as he reached them.

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The footage, posted to Facebook on Sunday, currently has more than 512,000 views and 10,000 shares.

It is unclear where the clip, captured in July last year, was filmed, which company uses the warehouse, or the condition of the driver after the accident.

But it has left viewers wondering how on earth it could have happened, and whether the driver survived such a catastrophe.

The driver veered his forklift to the left as he came to a stop, slightly nudging the racks of boxes with the top of the vehicle.

Seconds later, the entire unit collapsed, covering the driver and his forklift with dozens of cardboard boxes.

A white product spilled from the packaging when it broke on impact, covering the floor of the warehouse.

The forklift then appeared to be pushed to the other side of the aisle by force of the fall, causing the second pallet rack to fall in a similar way.

Other shelves in the warehouse followed suit, falling from the back right of the clip until the entire right hand side of the building had fallen.

At the end of the footage, the forklift was no longer visible under a pile of cardboard boxes and metal shelves as bewildered staff stared at the disaster.

The left hand side of the warehouse was still standing, however, left undisturbed despite the domino effect elsewhere.

Seconds later, the entire unit collapsed, covering the driver and his forklift with dozens of cardboard boxes. Photo / Facebook
Seconds later, the entire unit collapsed, covering the driver and his forklift with dozens of cardboard boxes. Photo / Facebook

It is unknown whether the forklift driver was injured or managed to keep his job after the catastrophe.

Some viewers took to the internet to comment on the catastrophic scenes.

One user said: "Clean up on aisle 6... 7... 8..."

Another said: "Roll of paper towels, dust mop and pan, and as good as new to me."

A third suggested the problem must be with the unstable shelving, and not the worker.

He said: "If that's all it took to bring down 3/4 of the warehouse, then the problem lies in the shelving, not the worker."

Another simply commented: "Lunch "