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|We try not to dwell on them, but it's hard to avoid reporting on forklift deaths.
This week's newsletter includes a court verdict after a workplace death in the UK involving a forklift, but it was not the only death in the media headlines, with workplace incidents in several countries last week.
The mainstream media, understandably, tends to focus on the human tragedies, and the business press covers the fines and penalties, but there is limited coverage of the causes or the remedies. In many countries, it is hard to even obtain accurate national statistics.
We would urge safety regulators to share their insights into fatal forklift accidents so that fleet managers, trainers and operators learn something valuable from these tragedies.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|WorkSafe award winners honoured Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic A man who successfully retrained and returned to work after receiving serious injuries in a workplace car accident has won WorkSafe’s Return to Work Achievement award for 2018.
|Australian Lamb Co chooses Dematic Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Dematic has been chosen to install its Automated Multishuttle Chilled and Frozen Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in the Colac, Victoria meat processing facility of the Australian Lamb Company (ALC). ...
|Manhattan showcases solutions Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Manhattan Associates is hosting its sixth ANZ Exchange conference at The Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, with more than 200 retail, manufacturing, wholesale and logistics professionals from across Australia and New ...
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Genie expands its distribution network in Qatar|
Terex AWP has announced the appointment of Arabian Supply Center (ASC), an affiliate of the Qatari Al Jaber Group, as its new distributor for Genie telescopic and articulating boom ...
|BYD develops AGV with STE|
CHINA Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has developed a driverless forklift with military contractor Singapore Technologies Engineering, aiming to tap into global demand for the labour-saving equipment.
The AGVs, developed ...
|Mitsubishi expands electric truck range|
NETHERLANDS Building on the success of its popular 80 v EDiA EX, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has announced the latest addition to its electric range: EDiA EM.
The company ...
|Movers & Shakers|
Shoppa's, Terex AWP, Fraza
|First F-TEC engineers graduate|
UNITED KINGDOM The best of Britain’s young forklift service engineers have been honoured in a graduation ceremony hosted by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) in Burton on Trent.
Four graduates ...
LEEA welcomes local MP to facility
- Huntingdon, United Kingdom
iWarehouse wins 2018 MHEFI award
- Greene, NY, United States
Ambassador visits Harting at GITEX
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|New models planned for Stage V|
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan is assuring customers of its products’ conformity to the looming Euro Stage V requirements.
Paul Watson, UK commercial director at Doosan Industrial Vehicles, notes that as of 1 ...
|Holz-Tusche considers Li-ion|
GERMANY German wood wholesaler Holz-Tusche has been using Hyster forklifts for more than 30 years, with 17 Hyster trucks forming the backbone of its logistics operation.
Since 2010, the fleet has ...
|Cesab on duty for ESPO|
UNITED KINGDOM Cesab reach trucks are helping to ensure safety and efficiency at a leading public sector purchasing consortium.
Seven Cesab R314 reach trucks are picking goods 24 hours a day, ...
|Leeds shed company fined over death|
UNITED KINGDOM A garden shed manufacturing company has been fined more than GBP250,000 (USD325,000) for safety breaches after a worker was killed.
Andrew Hanshaw, 44, died in 2012 after being ...
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