Forklifts are used for carrying and transporting heavy materials in primarily non-roadway areas. The forklift category also includes order pickers and powered platform trucks. The forklift designation describes the source of the injury, not the event. Forklift-related injuries also are cross-categorized by event type, most often as either a transportation incident, or contact with object or equipment incident. Forklifts were the source of 54 work-related deaths and 7,490 nonfatal injuries involving days away from work in 2017.
This infographic provides an overview of the nonfatal trends involving days away from work, including nature of injury, part of body injured and industry. Explore the data details tab for information on fatal injuries, injury rates and historic trends.