Accidents in forklifts: Causes and Mitigation, In the United States, there are nearly one million operating forklifts. Eleven percent of all forklifts are estimated to be involved per year in some kind of accident*. Organizations such as OSHA set rules to make working conditions as safe as possible, but as a result of insufficient training, distracted operators, and malfunctioning equipment, accidents still happen.
1 in 6 accidents in the workplace include a forklift Per year,
forklifts account for about 85 deaths. 34,900 serious injuries are caused annually by forklift collisions.
Every year, non-serious injuries associated with forklift collisions exceed 61,800.
42 percent of forklift accidents per year are caused by an overturning forklift.
90 percent of all forklifts would be involved in any form of accident in their useful life.
OSHA reports that about 70 percent of forklift incidents in the US could be avoided if businesses adopted more strict training policies.
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