ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest on-site and online
auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks, had an accident occur at its
Orlando auction site. The Company can confirm that employees were
setting up light towers and there was an accident involving a forklift.
Unfortunately a fatality did occur to a part-time employee during this
accident. The incident has been reported to the relevant authorities
and the Company is working to help with all investigations into this
Ritchie Bros. has contacted the family of the deceased and conveys its
deepest condolences to the family and the employees at its site. The
Company is providing support to the bereaved and those affected
employees at its Orlando office and yard. The Company has also
commenced its own investigation in order to establish the circumstances
of the accident.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is
the world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to
on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world. The
Company maintains a website at www.rbauction.com.
SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Kim Schulz, Manager, Corporate Communications, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.604.788.5379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Seybold, Vice President, US South East, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers