There is an abundance of forklift videos online – accidents, safety tutorials, and day-to-day truck operation. What is worrying, however, is the increasing number of videos where fork trucks are being driven badly or simply abused. Here we discuss the pros and cons of the online video age.
With around 95% of phones now possessing video capabilities, it is easier than ever for people to film their everyday lives and share it with the world. Unfortunately, with such a quick route to internet notoriety, some individuals go to great lengths to shock and entertain. And the materials handling industry is no different as this video from our growing collection of forklift accident videos shows.
Not just 15 minutes of fame
Eight workers were fired from their jobs as a result of this video, which was taken down by the company involved. Of course, with videos being constantly replicated and shared, these workers' dangerous behaviour is preserved forever online – potentially impairing their job prospects for life. More importantly, however, it forever tarnishes their employers’ reputations.