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Common Causes of Forklift Accidents

Posted By The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC | 1-Aug-2017

Forklifts are an essential part of many construction sites, and they are extremely useful in the right setting. Prioritizing workplace safety is essential when it comes to a forklift, as these accidents can be quite dangerous. Minimizing the chance of an accident begins with promoting the right safety practices to those in either in the vicinity or in use of a forklift.

The following are the most common causes of forklift accidents, including but not limited to:

  • An improperly trained driver, who may not be able to respond to various elements such as obstacles, changes in floor gradient, or new inventory. Drivers must also use a powered industrial truck’s horn in order to alert others a forklift is in use.
  • Speeding, which is a result of drivers who are overestimating their handling of the vehicle.
  • Turning a corner too fast, which can cause the forklift to tilt or even flip to once side.
  • Operating the lift with an elevated load, as it is recommended to carry loads as low to the ground as possible.
  • Malfunctioning equipment, such as that of the brakes, steering, clutch, transmission, and more. This can be combated with a daily forklift inspection.

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