Forklift accidents are a major cause of workforce injuries, especially in industrial warehouses. We will examine some of the major causes of forklift-related accidents and injuries and discuss how to prevent them.
A forklift, especially when loaded, can be top-heavy. An inexperienced or inattentive driver can make a move that results in the heavy vehicle to begin to tip. When that occurs, many drivers respond with an instinctual reaction to jump from the truck. This scenario is one of the leading causes of significant forklift-related injuries. The forklift, which can weigh several tons, or some part of the forklift can land on the driver who has jumped from the truck. This often results in severe injuries or death.