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Marva Holden Forklifts February 16th, 2018 - 12:44:47
The number one type of forklift accident resulting in death is from forklifts tipping over. These types of accidents make up nearly twenty-six percent of all serious injuries from forklifts and nearly twenty-five percent of all forklift fatalities. The main cause of forklifts tipping over is overloading the machine with material that is to be moved. This is also the most common cause of accidents that occur due to falling material from forklifts with is the third most common form of forklift accident. Ensuring proper load limits on forklifts could greatly reduce the total number of workplace accidents; however there are many other reasons for forklift accidents. These accidents can be a result of many factors that are operational behavioral mechanical or organizational.
One reason why classifieds are such an easy way of finding used forklifts is all of the items for sale in classifieds are broken down into categories. When looking for used forklifts simply find the construction equipment category and you should be able to locate some used forklifts for sale. One last convenient place to check when looking for used forklifts is at a local auction. This method works best if your local auction regularly has construction equipment for sale. Auctions are a great way for someone to sell a used item they no longer want and this is especially true for used forklifts. Sometimes it can be difficult for companies to find a buyer for the used forklift they might be selling so they will take the forklifts to an auction and put them up for bid. If you are lucky enough to find a used forklift at an auction you stand a good chance of getting a great deal.
Forklifts are a type of industrial truck that is typically used to move a variety of materials. While these machines are quite handy and can serve a wide range of purposes in almost any type of industrial setting they can also be quite dangerous. Forklifts are involved in the majority of the most commonly occurring types of construction accidents. Every year more than twenty thousand workers sustain serious injuries from forklifts in the United States. Over one hundred workers are killed as a result of forklift accidents.
Consider the following statistics: 18% of forklift accidents are from employees and other bystanders being stuck with forklifts 14% of forklift accidents happen when they are used to lift people 7% of forklift accidents result from being accidentally driven off of loading docks or in an area that is unsafe for proper use 7% of forklift accidents result from improper maintenance 3% of forklift accidents happen because the operator loses control and improper use (Statistics courtesy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) These statistics can be attributed to a variety of factors including: Lack of Proper Training: Many forklift drivers have not received proper training to operate the equipment. This can lead to drivers parking in inappropriate spots backing up or turning without following safety guidelines and not being able to properly communicate with others near the forklift.