Forklift Safety Measures for Accident Avoidance

Forklifts are the workhorse of most construction sites, but they can become a dangerous piece of machinery if workers are inexperienced or untrained.  Workers who operate or work near forklifts may be struck or crushed by the machine or the load being handled. Most fatalities occur when a worker is crushed by a forklift that has overturned or fallen from a loading dock. ... [Continue Reading]

Scissor Lift Pocket Failure Draws New Alert

There has been a recent alert concerning a JLG 2632ES Fork Lift Pocket Failure on a Turner project. The JLG scissor was being relocated on the job with a Rough Terrain Forklift. When the forks were positioned under the body of the lift and raised approximately 6 inches the metal framework of the lifting pocket failed on one side causing the scissor lift to fall against a ... [Continue Reading]