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Forklift and material handling equipment accidents, injuries and deaths occur every day throughout the country and around the world. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires by law, that employers provide mandatory training, certification, monitoring and re-training as outlined in the code. Employees must receive training in the proper and safe operation of forklifts, swing reach trucks, order pickers, walkie-riders, scissor lifts, and all other forms of material handling equipment that the employer has authorized or expects the employee to operate.


Take a few minutes to review news stories of forklift accidents, injuries and deaths that occur every day though California, the rest of the nation and around the world. You owe it to your employees, vendors, visitors and shareholders - but most importantly, you owe it to the families of your employees who send their loved ones to your facility to work and earn a living for their families. Don't let the family members of your employees down; register all equipment operators for professional training with Askthesafetyman.com today!


Forkliftdriver dies at Sydney Markets
Sydney Morning Herald
WorkCover is investigating the industrial accident while police are also ... Initial investigations have found the worker was driving when the forklift rolled on top of ...
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'Tragic accident' as father crushed to death at work
Sydney Morning Herald
'Tragic accident' as father crushed to death at work. Rachel Olding June 26, 2012. A 40-year-old man who was crushed to death by his forklift in front of workers ...
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Trapped forklift driver dies in Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald
Police were called to the market on Parramatta Road, Homebush West, about 5.20am after reports of a forklift accident. "A forklift driver was trapped under his ...
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'Tragic accident' as father crushed to death at work
Stock and Land
'Tragic accident' as father crushed to death at work. RACHEL OLDING. 26 Jun, 2012 10:06 AM. A 40-year-old man who was crushed to death by his forklift in ...
Global storage firm fined for forklift accident
SHD Logistics
A forklift truck driver could have been seriously injured or even killed when the vehicle he was operating overturned at a warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, ...
Jessup Worker Seriously Injured After Getting Trapped Under A Forklift
JESSUP, Md. (WJZ)– A worker in Howard County was seriously hurt when he was pinned under a forklift. The accident happened at a spice company in Jessup ...
Covington man killed in forklift accident | wwwwhiotvcom
Authorities said a 69-year-old Covington man died Tuesday afternoon after he became pinned under a forklift while working on a pipe project in Elizabeth ...

 N.B. man killed in forklift accident
MetroNews Canada
WorkSafeNB spokeswoman Beverly Stears says 19-year-old Elvy Bernard was working at Design Built Mechanical Inc. in Charlo when the accident happened shortly before 8:30 am RCMP say the forklift toppled over when it hit another forklift in the storage ...

 Teen killed by forklift in workplace accident
(Google Street View) WorkSafe NB is investigating after a 19-year-old was killed in a workplace accident at Design Built Mechanical Inc. in Charlo on Tuesday morning. RCMP say a forklift fell on top of the young employee about 9 am and he was trapped ...

 Workers sustain head injuries in boom accident
Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – Two Brookings men received head injuries when a forklift apparatus being used overhead detached and fell on them. The injured men, Charles Wallowingbull, 24, and Traig Schuelke, 23, were working below the heavy equipment when the forks came ...

 Forklift accident alters a young man's future plans
Timothy Puller, 20, is shown in April 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital after a forklift accident left him with numerous injuries. It's been a little more than 13 months since a forklift accident nearly claimed the life of a young man ...

 Huntersville biz to pay out $10000 after forklift accident - WSOC-TV 9
A Huntersville company has to pay almost $10000 in fines after a deadly forklift accident. The labor department cited Huntersville Hardwoods on Old Statesville ...

 Forklift accident driver 'lucky to escape death' - Local - Hemel Gazette
A WAREHOUSE worker on Hemel Hempstead's industrial estate was lucky to escape serious injury or death when his forklift truck toppled over under the weight ...


Material handling equipment, such as forklifts, swing reach trucks, walkie-riders, order pickers, scissor lifts and more are excellent tools for moving, handling and processing materials used throughout industry. Sadly, serious accidents occur every day. Take the steps required by law, your insurance underwriters and common sense and get your operators trained today.
Remember, OSHA requires that your employees be properly trained on every piece of equipment that they will be expected to operate. Askthesafetyman.com provides onsite group training throughout most of California. We also provide online training as well as computer based training on demand programs. Read just a few of the stories we've posted below about forklift and material handling equipment accidents that have occurred recently.
Don't allow your employees or your company to become yet another gruesome accident, injury or fatality statistic. Askthesafetyman.com provides cheap, high quality forklift and material handling equipment training as mandated by OSHA. Ensure safety is developed and maintained throughout your business today, call or schedule your training online with Askthesafetyman.com today - 1-800-277-2267 - Training FOR LIFE!