Do I really need to explain why you want to watch this video?

Well, in case you need convincing:
A) It's entertaining
B) You might learn something about what NOT to do.

On a more serious note, it's easy to make light of the accidents shown in this video because we don't know whether or not anyone was hurt – and in some of these accidents people could have easily been killed or seriously injured. I say this as someone who once got a telehandler up onto two wheels while cornering too fast with the forks up. Had I known at the time what the accident statistics were for this machine I would have been far more careful. Currently, 1 out of 6 workplace fatalities are forklift related and close to 25% of all U.S. forklift accidents occur in the construction industry.

For more on these and other statistics related forklift safety, see the infographic at the bottom of this page.

The chart above is provided courtesy of Compliance and Safety

The chart above is provided courtesy of Compliance and Safety