The really good news is that fatal accidents involving forklift trucks in the United Kingdom have decreased over time. In the year to April 2013 there were only six fatal accidents which, although too many, is much lower than the 30 annual deaths that were reported annually when I started in the forklift industry in 1970.
Some of the more recent forklift accidents that have come to my attention are listed below and I will update these on an ongoing basis.
Note: Links to older accidents were removed during the website update Sept 2020
June 30th 2020. Worker trapped under forklift for an hour loses leg. Company fined £200,000. Read More
February 15th 2020. A delivery company has been fined £800,000 after a driver was run over by a forklift truck. Read More
February 10th 2020. A waste management and packing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a falling bale of compacted waste paper. Read More
February 5th 2020. Construction company LJM Building Services Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after a teenage worker fell three metres to the ground. Read More
January 27th 2020. Director sentenced after multiple offences involving the use of a telehandler. Read More.
January 23rd 2020. A Carlisle auto-salvage company was fined after a customer was trapped and fatally crushed when a lift truck he had purchased was being loaded onto his own recovery vehicle. Read More
January 20th 2020. A PARCEL carrier has received a six figure fine after an employee was seriously injured when he was struck by a fork lift truck. Read More
January 6th 2020. A plastic packaging manufacturer has been fined after an accident at its site resulted in an employee suffering multiple fractures to their pelvis and legs. Read More Disclaimer: The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.
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