The following are the main causes of lift truck accidents:
 
Tip over (25 %).
Struck by powered industrial truck (18 %).
Struck by falling load (14 %).
Elevated employee on truck (12 %).
Ran off loading dock or other surface (7 %).
Improper maintenance procedures (6 %).
Lost control of truck (3 %).
Truck struck materials (3 %).
Intake of carbon monoxide or propane fumes (2 %).
Faulty-powered vehicle (2 %).
Unloading unchocked trailer (2 %).
Employee fell from truck (2 %).
Improper use of vehicle (1 %).
Electrocutions (1 %).
Statistics further indicate these are the main reasons for lift truck-related fatalities:
 
Crushed by tipping vehicle (42 %).
Crushed between vehicle and a surface (25 %).
Crushed between two vehicles (11 %).
Struck or run over by vehicle (10 %).
Struck by falling materials (8 %).
Fall from platform on forks (4 %).
Accidental activation of controls (2 %).