Essex quay forklift truck fall: Sinkhole theory probed

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section Essex
Hole at Mistley Quay
Image caption The forklift truck is thought to have been carrying bricks when it fell into the hole

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is investigating how a forklift truck at a port collapsed into a suspected sinkhole.

The vehicle became stuck after falling into a hole which opened up on Mistley Quay in Essex on Tuesday.

Some in the area said the collapse could have been caused by the weight of the truck on the centuries-old quay.

TW Logistics said a "full assessment" was be carried out into how the ground collapse was caused.

Nobody was injured by the ground collapse. Metal fencing has been placed around the hole.

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