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My Workplace Safety headlines the serious injuries and deaths which are related to forklifts on work sites.

Forklifts and Warehouses: a dangerous combination in the Workplace

Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents.

Most forklift related fatalities occur when a worker is crushed by a forklift that has overturned or fallen from a loading dock. Other causes of injury occur by workers on foot being struck by forklifts, hand injuries, and workers falling from forklifts.

My experience also includes defects in the design or maintenance of the forklift that take their toll on operators and co-workers. The spread of the warehouse-type retail outlet (think Home Depot, for example) also exposes customers to harm from a forklift.

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