Another common Forklift accident is caused by traveling at excessive speed. OSHA recommends 5 miles/hour as the maximum speed while driving a Forklift. The problem is that many Forklift equipment don't have an speedometer, however a Forklift operator shouldn't be driving faster than a pedestrian walking
Driving with an elevated load is another common cause of Forklift accidents. Forklift rules and regulations provided by OSHA recommends the forks will always be carried as low as possible, consistent with safe operations, usually 4 inches off the floor.
Below is a list of the most common causes of Forklift Accidents
- A daily forklift inspection was not being performed.
- There was no audible or visual warning device on the industrial vehicle, or it was defective.
- A powered industrial truck’s horn was not used as required.
- The nameplate was not legible (or missing) on a powered industrial truck.
Below is a list of recent Forklift Accidents
- Marina worker loses legs in forklift accident
- Firm fined after falling load crushes worker
- Forklift driver suffers severe leg injury in accident in Hernando Beach
- Police identify man killed in forklift accident
- Lawsuit: Forklift tipped over, killed man
- Coroner names man who died in forklift rollover