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Fall from forklifts

Posted on December 19, 2014 2:00 pm under Construction Accident

Falls remain among the top causes of workplace injuries and deaths across different work sites in the country. In industries that utilize forklifts, forklift-related falls are considered among the deadliest accidents. In fact, data reveal 9% of fatal forklift incidents are linked to forklift falls.

Falls from forklifts happen when operators elevate a worker standing on the fork pedestal to try to obtain or stack loads. The pedestal may become unstable and may cause the elevated worker to fall. Still, many workers assume that this common practice is safe. Unfortunately, employers and contractors fail to identify this practice as a safety issue.

Falls from forklifts may cause head and neck injuries, broken bones, and sometimes even death. If you believe a forklift incident you have been involved in was a result of another party’s negligence, do not hesitate to take legal action. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to look into your situation to see if it qualifies you to file for a claim. You may reach our Madison office by calling (414) 271-0900 today.