Fork lift safety at Canton Drop Forge receives constant attention. Every April is designated Fork Lift Safety Month. In the photo above, employees are shown how to check for safety and complete maintenance items.
About 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 non-serious injuries involving forklifts occur every year in the United States. In a recent 14 year period there were roughly 1,000 fatalities involving fork lifts from the following types of incidents:
|Type of Incident||% total victims|
|Worker on foot struck by forklift||20|
|Victim crushed by forklift||16|
|Fall from forklift||9|