Forklift death under investigation
Burlington, IA, United States
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of a forklift driver at a workplace in Burlington, Iowa, according to a KWQC report.
Travis Brown, 42, from Fort Madison died earlier this month while working for a company contracted to perform work at the Busted Cup Brewery.
Police say at the time of the incident Brown and another man were attempting to load a forklift onto an elevator when the forklift fell over and struck Brown in the head.
Emergency services were called but Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.
Roypow, Kalmar gain certifications
Two models of lithium-ion forklift batteries manufactured by China’s Roypow have been certified UL 2580.
The models that received the international standard are 48 V LiFePO4 batteries, the company said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Kalmar One automation system has been awarded IEC 62443-4-1 certification.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, says the system was developed by the Kalmar Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland.
The Kalmar One automation system’s secure development life-cycle (SDL) process was independently audited by Exida.
Integrated Warehouse Solutions adds dock company
Burleson, TX, United States
Loading dock and warehouse equipment supplier Integrated Warehouse Solutions has acquired Pioneer Dock Equipment as it expands its product range.
Pioneer, based in Spring Hill, Tennessee, makes loading dock equipment, including dock levellers, vehicle restraints, edge of docks, seals and shelters, which are sold through a network of dealers in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Integrated Warehouse Solutions president and chief executive Ciaran Farrell says:
“Combining Pioneer with the IWS brand portfolio expands our 'one partner, multiple brands, endless solutions’ approach to the market giving both new and existing customers a wider range of products and support to meet their material handling needs”.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.