Fork lift fatalities fall.
June 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Fatal fork lift truck accidents in the UK have fallen by more than two thirds since the introduction of the Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Fork Lift Safety Week campaign, according to new statistics from the Health & Safety Executive.
The FLTA highlighted the statistics while unveiling the training-centred theme More Skills, Less Spills for this year’s Safety Week.
The data confirms a third consecutive improvement in UK’s fork lift truck safety record – for both fatal and non-fatal accidents – since the Association introduced its annual safety campaign in 2008.
Fatal, major and three-day injuries have all now reached record lows – with overall accident totals having fallen by 45%.
Major injuries, including amputations, long bone fractures and unconsciousness, fell below 400 for the first time since records were published.