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Unfortunately, reports of forklift-related deaths are not uncommon, and this week, we cover a UK court decision following the crushing death of a worker in 2014. Australian readers will also find a report about a local forklift death in Mackay.
The risks are heightened at this time of the year, especially as the retail sector steps up a gear and logistics is put under increased pressure. Not only is there more work and increased activity, but there is also a risk of concentration lapses as workers put in longer hours - and start thinking about holidays and the upcoming festive season.
In the words of an '80s TV show, "let's be careful out there ..."
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Man dies in Mackay accident Australasia News
Mackay, Qld A man has died in an industrial accident involving a forklift in the Mackay region. The Mackay Daily Mercury reports police confirming a “deceased male” who was in “some ... [more]
HVIA honours apprentices Australasia News
Brisbane, Qld Joel Handley from Cummins South Pacific’s Carole Park branch was named as the 2017 HVIA National Apprentice of the Year at the HVIA National Awards held in Brisbane last week. ... [more]
ALC calls for freight policies Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The�Australian Logistics Council�has written to party leaders in Queensland ahead of the 25 November state election, asking them to outline their policies on key issues such as corridor protection, congestion, ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich expands in South America
GERMANY Jungheinrich has announced that it will access the markets in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador through direct sales, reinforcing its successful efforts in South America. In addition, the Hamburg-based intralogistics group ... [more]
Hyster appoints Portuguese dealer
PORTUGAL Multinational corporation Ascendum Maquinas has been appointed as the new dealer for Hyster forklifts in Portugal.  The company, which is headquartered in Lisbon, has long-standing experience in the materials ... [more]
Kalmar co-operates in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA Kalmar has delivered 23 straddle carriers to Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) in Durban, South Africa. Transnet ordered these diesel-electric machines in November 2016 for TPT Durban Pier 2, a dedicated ... [more]
FEM publishes energy guidelines
BELGIUM After three years of intensive work, the FEM Intralogistic Systems Product Group has published a technical guidance document on how to calculate, measure and evaluate the energy consumption of intralogistic ... [more]
Wildeck integrates Ladder Industries
UNITED STATES Mezzanine, vertical material lift and safety guarding products manufacturer Wildeck, Inc., based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has announced the full integration of its subsidiary, Ladder Industries. Moving forward, Ladder’s ... [more]
Minister reassures business on Brexit
UNITED STATES David Davis, UK secretary of state for exiting the European Union, has assured business people that they are at the heart of Britain’s Brexit negotiations. The message came during a ... [more]
Mitsubishi expands materials handling facilities
PHILIPPINES Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has invested around PHP360 million (USD7 million) in additional land and constructed a container yard and materials handling warehouse, increasing the total land area of ... [more]
Crawler cranes deployed on the Bosphorus
GERMANY Turkish logistics provider �z�aydin Crane has put six Sennebogen crawler cranes to work at a major port construction site in Istanbul, Turkey. Founded in 1982, the company is a ... [more]
Joinery fined for worker death
UNITED KINGDOM A kitchen maker has been fined GBP1.2 million (USD1.6 million) after a delivery driver was crushed to death at a depot. The BBC reports that Richard Brown, 48, from ... [more]
SSI Schaefer expands American HQ
UNITED STATES SSI Schaefer Systems International, Inc., an industry leader in automation systems, materials handling products, reusable packaging systems and waste technology products, has announced the expansion of the North American headquarters ... [more]
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The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) launched registration for its annual conference for logistics professionals. The conference takes place May 6-9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. [more]
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