Forklift accidents continue

We sometimes start our courses with the question “why is this training necessary?” – all too often we hear “because it’s the Law”.  Well, that is true but ultimately it is to ensure workers have the knowledge necessary to operate safely.  Still, accidents continue to occur too frequently.  Here are a couple that occurred recently, read them and see if you think they were preventable?

http://www.wpxi.com/news/30240610/detail.html man killed by forklift carrying scrap

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/01/man_in_flint_suffers_fractured.html leg fractured in forklift accident