Forklift – Lap Belt

Forklifts are a part of everyday work for many people. Unfortunately, they have a propensity to tip over. ARCCA was involved in a case where the victim tried jumping from the forklift as it was tipping over, resulting in significant crush injuries. In this instance the lap belt was not used. Our biomechanical expert determined that the Rollover Protection System (ROPS) struck the victim, resulting in his injuries. Our mechanical engineer designed a lap belt interlock system that prevented the forklift’s operation without the restraint being engaged.