Unfortunately, warehouse work can be very dangerous and workers can easily sustain injuries. There are several ways warehouse workers can get hurt, but here are five of the most common injury-sustaining accidents that occur in warehouses:
#1 - Forklift accidents.
Forklifts are very dangerous pieces of equipment, and there are endless ways workers can get hurt while using them or even just working nearby.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2011 to 2017, a total of 614 workers were killed in forklift accidents, and over 7,000 nonfatal injuries requiring days off work occurred.
#2 - Struck by an object.
Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for warehouse workers to be struck by objects on the job.
In addition to being struck by a forklift or its load, struck-by accidents can also occur as a result of falling objects and pallet collapses.
#3 - Caught between objects.
Working in a warehouse poses several risks of becoming caught between objects, such as getting stuck between pieces of equipment, heavy objects, or even between a semi-truck and the loading dock.
#4 - Slips, trips, and falls.
With lots of products and equipment around warehouses at all times, it should come as no surprise that slips, trips, and falls are a relatively common occurrence.
Similarly, there is a four-foot drop between the loading dock and the ground below, which poses a major threat of injury-sustaining accidents for workers.
#5 - Overexertion injuries.
Doing any of the following tasks with heavy objects can cause a warehouse worker to sustain an overexertion injury:
- Carrying, and/or
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If you are a warehouse worker and you’ve been hurt as a result of an on-the-job accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.
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