UK cargo firm fined over $200,000 for forklift accident

This is an interesting one with a big fine.  Truck (known as  “lorry” in the UK) drivers are always vulnerable when observing forklifts loading or unloading of their vehicles, but obviously even more so when the forklift has a faulty horn, no mirrors and broken warning lights.

There are two messages from this unfortunate accident that led to the truck driver losing his leg: ensure pedestrians (including visiting truck drivers) are kept a safe distance from operating forklifts, and maintain your forklifts.

For full details of this incident: http://www.shponline.co.uk/incourt-content/full/cargo-firm-fined-110-000-following-forklift-collision-trial

You can also train pedestrians on working safely around forklifts: https://www.martinsforklift.com/pedestrian%20safety.htm