Powered industrial trucks (PIT) cause only 1% of all warehouse accidents. Yet they account for 10% of injuries in those worksites. Each year, forklifts are involved in more than 90,000 accidents throughout the U.S. Sixty-one thousand cause minor injury; almost 35,000 result in serious injury. Around 85 result in death of the driver or other workers.
Forklifts present workplace hazards for many reasons: