A forklift is a motorised industrial truck used to lift, stack and transfer heavy materials over short distances. They are commonly used in warehouses as they provide a convenient method to move materials and goods quickly from one area to another.

Forklifts use hydraulic mechanisms to control a load and are operated using hydraulic valves or by electrically controlled actuators using smaller levers of control.

Forklift trucks are available in many variations and different load capacities. Forklifts typically have lifting and moving capacities between one and five tonnes. Some larger forklifts may have the capacity to lift and move 50 tonnes.

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Forklift experts may be required in cases relating to:

  • Product liability
  • Forklift equipment failure
  • Safety related problems
  • Forklift operator related errors
  • WHS incidents involving forklifts
  • Forklift accidents and fatalities
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Relevant Articles Forklift Fatality and Injury Analysis

This provides a brief summary and analysis of forklift related injuries and fatalities nationally, and also looks at the impacts incurred due to injury or fatality.

Forklifts - SafeWork NSW

Every year in NSW forklifts continue to cause workplace deaths and injuries resulting in substantial financial and human costs for workers, industry and the community.

Employer fined $375,000 after fatal forklift accident

In a recent decision of the New South Wales District Court, an employer was fined $375,000 following the death of an employee crushed between a forklift, which was carrying a large bin, and a wall. The decision highlights the need for employers to identify workplace risks and to take steps to implement safe systems of work.

Relevant Cases Stark v Toll North Pty Ltd [2015] QDC 156

The plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a forklift driver. He was injured in an accident at work when a fellow worker reversed a forklift into him, striking him in the back and then, after he fell to the ground, driving the forklift over his ankles.

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A sample of our experts in Engineering - Forklifts

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  • #ID11348

Forensic and Safety Engineer / Road Safety expert

ID11348 is a highly experienced and skilled expert in the fields of forensic and safety engineering, with over 25 years’ experience in the field. He has provided litigation support and quality expert reports for hundreds of cases.

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