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Category Archives: Accident Videos

10 ESSENTIAL RULES OF FORKLIFT SAFETY

The following video is a good representation of some of the hazards that your operators should be aware of.  If you have any questions, please contact Embrace Safety.     Read More...

Do Not Operate Forklift Equipment With an Obstructed View

Many forklift accidents in a warehouse are caused when the view of the operator is obstucted by the Load.  If this is the case, the forklift driver needs to operate the vehicle in reverse. <a href="http://www .osha.gov/SLTC/etools/pit/operations/maneuvering.html#safe_travel” onclick=”__gaTracker(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/pit/operations/maneuvering.html#safe_travel’, ‘OSHA Safe Travel Practices’);” title=”OSHA Safe Travel Practices”>OSHA Safe Travel Practices Read More...

Pedestrian Getting Hit With Forklift Truck

When pedestrians are working around powered industrial trucks, both the truck operator and pedestrian must know where each other are at all times – some ways to address this safety hazard are Pedestrian Training, Pedestrian walk ways (striped), equipment free zones (striped), tracking near misses and incorporate into training and refresher training on forklift equiipment.  The following video shows what may happen when safety measures are not taken into account. <embed width="350" height="300" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www .youtube.com/v/wGWPYPXnFBM&rel=0″ wmode=”transparent” /> Read More...

How Not To Stack Product

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Video: Forklift Turning Over

A major cause of fatalities in forklift truck accidents is when the operator is driving too fast and tries to make a turn.  This video illustrates how quickly a forklift may turn over.  Once the tip is initiated, it takes less than a second for the overhead guard to hit the ground.  The force of the overhead guard hitting the ground is over 6,000 pounds.  Operators who try to jump off are usually pined by the overhead guard.  Driver Read More...

Accident Video – Complacent and Lack of Awareness

Complacency and Lack of Awareness are two of the top reasons for forklift truck accidents.  In this video, the driver demonstrates both.  Also, notice that he is not wearing a seatbelt.  Are your Drivers wearing seatbelts – want a soluition to force them wear their seatbelt – check out the safebelt on our home page. <object width="420" height="315" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash .cab#version=6,0,40,0″> Read More...