U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) statistics show there were as many as 145,000 warehouse workers here in North Carolina and around the country as of 2011. Worker injuries are sadly commonplace in these facilities. They often result in employees missing time from work and pay in the process. There are some trends as to when these injuries occur.
Some common types of injury that occurs in a warehouse are pushing, reaching, lifting and pulling ones. Slips and falls, forklift and material handling ones also occur more frequently than others.