A Study on Safety Improvement of Forklift Truck

지게차 안전성 향상 방안 연구

  • Chae, Jongmin (Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA)
  • 채종민 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원)
  • Received : 2013.03.12
  • Accepted : 2013.07.17
  • Published : 2013.08.31


Forklift truck is one of the dangerous machines which causes the fatal accidents most frequently. The causes of fatalities by forklift from 2008 to 2011 were analyzed. Crushing the operator when tipping over or falling off a truck were the major causes of death in this study. The purpose of this study is to show measures from the engineering point of view to prevent the forklift truck accidents. In order for that, the domestic requirement for forklift safety was compared with those of foreign and international standards. The manufacturers' opinion was also collected regarding to improve the forklift safety. Several measures were suggested in order to prevent fatalities caused by forklift.


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