Inadequate Forklift Training
In many of the reports on forklift accidents in warehouses, inadequate forklift training was either the cause or contributing factor for the accident. For instance, the Indiana Department of Labor fined a large company after the forklift’s lift fell on a worker. The IDL’s report said that the company “didn’t provide adequate training and safety procedures weren’t followed.”
This past July, a relatively new employee was crushed while working on the hydraulic system when the forklift collapsed onto the worker.
Mistakes happen. Mistakes may even rise with labor shortages and increased customer demand. As a result, companies are struggling to find ways to keep workers, pedestrians and contractors safe within the facility.