Incident Investigation: Young Worker Run Over by Forklift
This slide show recreates an incident where a young worker is injured after riding on the side of a forklift and falling off.
Riding as a passenger on a forklift is prohibited in most cases. It can expose workers to dangers such as falling off, being struck by objects, or being crushed between the forklift and another object.
This incident investigation slide show illustrates to employers and workers the dangers of riding as a passenger on a forklift. It also reminds employers of the requirements to provide proper training to forklift operators, as well as adequate orientation and training to young or new workers.
See Forklifts & materials-handling equipment for more information.