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Forklifts are inherently unstable, Know the limits and stay within them

fatal forklift accident, fork lift tipped over crushing driver

Fatal forklift accident, fork lift tipped over crushing driver

Know the forklift wheel position and your direction of travel in relation to loading docks, trucks, and platforms.

 

 

When travelling up or down an incline with a load, keep the load pointed uphill.

 

 

When driving up or down an incline without a load, keep the forks pointed downhill.

Do not turn until you are on level ground.

 

forklift carrying load goes up incline forks first to cradle load

 

Forklift carrying load up or down incline keeps forks uphill

forklift down incline

 

Forklift with no load up or down incline keeps forks downhill

NEVER TURN ON AN INCLINE

Scene of fatal forklift tip over accident

 

Scene of fatal forklift tip over accident

If you ever begin to tip, DONíT JUMP OUT ! ! ! Brace yourself, hold steering wheel tightly with both hands, push yourself into the seat and lean away from the fall.

 

 

Most forklift fatalities are due to crushing injuries when driver becomes pinned under part of the machine.