Forklifts can be very dangerous

This is a reminder to everybody operating or working around forklifts that this equipment is dangerous and can kill you.

Just this week we received alerts about 3 deaths in the US involving forklifts.

Two occurred at a Dallas plastics company when an unmanned forklift rolled into two workers.

Another took place at a manufacturing plant in Rialto, California when a co-worker helping the operator of a 65,000 lb was hit by the machine.  The operator apparently lost track of the location of the assistant.

No further details are available at this time but it is a sober reminder to us all to follow all the rules we learn in training, they are there for our protection.  This applies to operators and pedestrians.