The #1 area for injury claims in multi-family properties is the trash room.
- Highest incidence of back strain, slip/fall, pinch/crush injuries come from the trash room
- Dumpsters with compacted trash are 3-4x heavier
- Wet surfaces, snow and ice create slip/fall hazards
- Distance, climate and incline magnify of moving a dumpster increase the risk of injury exponentially.
- Gas powered tractors, golf carts, pallet jacks and ATVs are dangerous, and pose a big liability risk and void manufactures liability because they are “NOT ITS INTENDED USE”
- Pallet jacks have limitations related to traction… stability…storage and are prone to high-centering over bumps or uneven surfaces.