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Mistley: Sinkhole opens up at Mistley Quay

PUBLISHED: 14:28 23 April 2014

Sinkhole at Mistley Quay being investigated. Picture: Rob Hankey.

Sinkhole at Mistley Quay being investigated. Picture: Rob Hankey.

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Work is under way to repair a sinkhole which has suddenly appeared at an historic quay in north-east Essex.

The large hole opened up at Mistley Quay at around 2pm yesterday, said a spokesman for T W Logistics, the distribution firm that owns the quay.

She said: “We are currently investigating an apparent sinkhole that has appeared.

“We will be undertaking a full assessment over the coming days.”

The spokesman would not be drawn on what vehicles or equipment may have fallen in the sinkhole.

But when asked to comment on reports a driver of a fork-lift truck had been taken to hospital, she said she “had not heard anything about that”.

The dimensions of the sinkhole have not been disclosed.

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  • This is not a sinkhole-it is simply due to excessive weight of bricks on an old quay that cannot withstand such weight.A fork lift truck had gone into hole and we understand no one was hurt. The quay should be closed until a full assessment is carried out by Health and Safety

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    William Meston

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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