Facts

Each year industrial mobile equipment such as lift trucks, skid steer loaders and haul trucks are involved in thousands of workplace accidents

In fact, according to 2007 statistics from the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada and the U.S. Bureau of Labour, mobile equipment was the source of over 275 deaths and 20,000 lost time injuries across Canada and the United States.

Using data from Work Safe BC and the US Nationally Safety Council, we estimate the annual impact of these accidents to exceed $US 750 million. These figures represent worker costs only and do not include damages to property and equipment.