The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that there are approximately 97,000 forklift related accidents per year, and 85 of those are fatal.
Out of the 85 deaths, approximately 35 were the driver attempting to jump out of a tipping forklift.
The OSHA laid down the basic requirements that all forklifts and other Powered Industrial Trucks must meet.
These requirements can be found at:
In addition to the safety requirements for the actual vehicles, proper training is required and additional training by the vehicle operator is highly recommended. This training can be found at http://www.free‑training.com/osha/forklift/forkmenu.htm..
If anyone was injured in a forklift accident either as a pedestrian or as an operator without adequate training, it is very important that a Personal Injury Attorney experienced with this type of matters be contacted as early as possible.