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Worker dies after forklift topples over

Published: October 20, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

A scaffolding refurbishment company has admitted negligence at Airdrie Sheriff Court after a 22-year-old employee was fatally crushed when a fork lift truck he had been driving in a yard toppled over.

The accident happened in August 2012 at the Coatbridge premises of BD Pinkney and Company, where David Westwater had been driving a fork lift truck down an inclined access way between the factory and the yard.

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SEMA conference targets falls from height

Published: October 20, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association, is holding a one-day conference on 6th November 2014 entitled “Safety in the Storage Industry: Working towards Zero Harm”.

Sponsored by Troax and SESS, the event at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull starts at 9.30am, includes a buffet lunch and exhibition and costs £125+VAT to attend.

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Yodel creates 5,000 jobs

Published: October 20, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Parcel carrier recruits part and full-time roles ahead of Christmas peak

Yodel is recruiting 5,000 part- and full-time people across the UK in preparation for the Christmas peak in online sales. The news comes at a time when unemployment is still 410,000 higher (2.02 million) than before the financial crisis in November 2007 (1.61 million).

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375,000 sq ft in NW gets go-ahead

Published: October 17, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

A Manchester developer is preparing to launch 375,000 sq ft of new North West speculative warehouse development.

It could be the first of more than 1m sq ft of new speculative warehouse development in the North West in 2015.

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European MH production drops by 6.8%

Published: October 17, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

European materials handling production value decreased by 6.8% at just under €56bn in 2013 under the combined effect of a low domestic demand and stagnating exports, according to the FEM.

Although the production of equipment lost 5%, repair and maintenance lost 13%.

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Gazeley adds 500 acres to Magna Park

Published: October 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

IDI Gazeley, the logistics developer, is working on plans to add another 500 acres to its Magna Park distribution hub, Leicestershire.

The golden triangle site at Lutterworth could also see a further 200 acres added by developer Barwood, if a separate development proposal is agreed.

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Waberer’s sets up British subsidiary

Published: October 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

European road transport operator Waberer's has established a subsidiary in Felixstowe. With the town boasting the largest container port in the United Kingdom, Waberer’s believes the choice of town is ideally situated to meet its strategic requirements.

Waberer's has been serving the British Isles and continental Europe for decades, with an ever-increasing market share.

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Enter the SHD Logistics Awards now

Entry is now open for the SHD Logistics Awards. Fancy your chances of picking up a trophy?

The Awards are open to any business either from within the logistics industry or in an industry that features logistics as part of its operations.Over 100 companies have already registered their interest in entering the Awards.

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