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3 Common Forklift Accidents and How to Prevent Them

  Accidents in the workplace are common, but many of the most common forklift accidents can be prevented with proper training and equipment maintenance.  At Trupar America , we have outlined three of the most common forklift accidents and what you can do to prevent them from happening in your warehouse.  Forklift Rollovers A forklift rollover is the most common type of fatal forklift accident. Rollovers are mainly caused by these factors: Turning too fast Turning on an incline  Driving across uneven surfaces Abrupt movement of the mast Uneven, overweight, or unbalanced loads Driving with an elevated load Driving with the load elevated What to Do if You Experience a Tip-Over If a tip-over occurs in a sit-down forklift, the operator should remain in the seat, brace for impact, and lean away from the point of the impact. For a stand-up forklift, the operator should step back and out of the operator compartment and get away from the forklift.  Operators should also always wear their seatbe