In general, these can be categorised as:
- People hit by forklift truck.
- People nearby hit by load as it falls
- Drivers hit by overturning truck.
Of these,  and  are the most common. Let's have a look at some examples:
ECO Plastics Ltd., a plastics recycling company was fined £17,761 (inc.costs) after a worker was stuck by a reversing forklift truck.
LP Foreman & Sons or Chelmsford was fined £7621 (inc. costs) on 1st April after a worker was hit be a forklift truck.
Tangerine Confectionery Ltd., of Blackpool were fined £129,538 (inc.costs) on 28 April 2014 after a forklift truck pierced a worker's foot.
A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted on 8 May 2014 for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater.
Hugh Logan Plant and Engineering Services Ltd was fined £16,000 and Falburn Engineering Ltd fined £10,000 after an accident when a person was hit during forklift truck lifting operations.
Murfitts Industries Ltd, a rubber granual manufacturer of Lakenheath were fined nearly £28,000 (inc.costs) on 24th April after a forklift truck overturned.
The lessons are quite clear:
- Keep forklift trucks and pedestrians apart
- There is no reason why anyone should be "within range" during lifting operations.
- Use only trained drivers
- Minimise movements with the forks raised.
- Use seatbelts if overturning is possible.