Pedestrian and Forklift Accident Statistics:
As reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in June 2001, forklifts strike pedestrians every day and result in 100 deaths and more than 20,000 injuries annually in the United States alone. The NIOSH report shows that approximately every three days, someone in the United States is killed in a forklift-related accident. Each year, an additional 94,750 injuries related to forklift accidents are reported. The costs incurred because of forklift accidents are estimated to be above $100 million.