Nearly 5,000 workers are injured or killed by forklift accidents each year. We have found that many employers pay very little attention to forklift safety training for their employees. As a result, forklift safety is a critical industrial problem. There are some essential principles that will help ensure a safer working environment wherever forklifts are used. Any worker required to operate a forklift must be properly trained and be qualified to operate the forklift for the worker’s specific job. This must include the workers being trained on the specific piece of equipment they will be operating. The following are safety recommendations for workers using forklifts:
If you need additional information on forklift safety and litigation, contact Kendall Dunson or Mike Andrews, lawyers in our Personal Injury/Product Liability Section, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Kendall.Dunson@beasleyallen.com and Michael.Andrews@beasleyallen.com
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