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Forklif Accidents

Powered Industrial Trucks — “Forklifts” — frequently cause injuries, and if operated negligently, forklift tip-overs, forklift accidents and forklift ejections can all occur.

Proper Safety Practices

Forklift operators are trained to (1) always visualize the path they are traveling on for obstructions and pedestrians; (2) use a flag man when necessary, (3) control their speed, (4) use care when turning or working on a graded surface, and (5) operate the forklift to maintain a proper center of gravity and therefore avoid tip-overs. Improper safety practices can lead to serious injury.

Forklift Safety Equipment

It is imperative that forklifts possess backup mirrors, backup alarms and horns. If these devices are absent or faulty, forklifts can cause crush injuries, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries, amputations and even fatalities.

Common Forklift Mistakes

Some common mistakes that lead to injury are failing to maintain a proper lookout, driving too fast and taking sharp turns, failing to observe slopes in work surfaces, traveling with an oversized load and even wearing improper clothing that obstructs the driver’s view.

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