Forklift accidents are highly preventable. No matter how avoidable they are, however, some responsible parties still fail to ensure workplace safety during forklift operations. Unfortunately, this negligence increases workers’ risk of forklift-related accidents and deaths.
To prevent forklift incidents, it is important to ensure that the forklift is in optimum condition by conducting regular inspections and maintenance. Here is a simple list of what to check to see if the forklift needs repairs or maintenance before use:
Many employers choose not to properly maintain forklifts to cut costs and speed up projects. Unfortunately, this move places workers at risk of forklift accidents. If you have been involved in a forklift accident in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to see if you are qualified to seek compensation from the party you believe is responsible. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.