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What Are The Most Common Types Of Forklift Injuries?

Forklift accidents and injuries can take a variety of forms, but some of the most common types of injuries include:

  1. Crush injuries: These injuries occur when a person is caught between the forklift and another object, or when a person is struck by the forklift. Crush injuries can result in serious injury or death.
  2. Falls: Falls from forklifts can occur when the operator loses control of the vehicle or falls off the vehicle while it is in motion. Falls can result in serious injuries, including broken bones and head injuries.
  3. Struck-by injuries: These injuries occur when a person is struck by a moving forklift, often as a result of being in the forklift’s blind spot. Struck-by injuries can range from minor bruises to serious injuries or death.
  4. Caught-in or -between injuries: These injuries occur when a person becomes caught in or between the forklift and another object. Caught-in or -between injuries can result in serious injuries or death.

Overall, forklift accidents and injuries can have serious and potentially life-threatening consequences. It is important for organizations to prioritize forklift safety in order to protect their employees and minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.

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