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  • Incident alert

    Falling building materials

    In November 2020, glass balustrading from a high-rise balcony shattered and fell onto a ground level building access way. Initial enquiries indicate building rectification work was being done on the balcony at the time.

  • Incident alert

    Fatal quad bike incidents involving farm workers

    Two tragedies on farms in the past six months have again highlighted the dangers of quad bikes.

  • Incident alert

    Worker struck by moving truck

    In November 2020, a worker was seriously injured when he was run over by a truck while clearing debris caught underneath it.

  • Incident alert

    Workers caught in conveyor belt system

    In October 2020, a worker suffered serious arm injuries when he was caught in a conveyor belt system. In a separate incident, a young worker received significant degloving injuries to both hands after being pulled into a conveyor system.

  • Incident alert

    Falls from height result in serious injuries

    Two recent incidents where workers have suffered serious injuries have highlighted the dangers of falls from height. In August 2020, a man sustained serious injury when he fell approximately 2m from a ladder while working at a residential property. Early enquiries indicate he was using a ladder to access the roof area. In a separate incident a month late, a worker fell approximately 3.4m at a construction site. It appears he was helping unload building materials from an elevated position of a partially built structure.

  • Incident alert

    Snorkelling fatality

    In October 2020, a woman was on a guided snorkel tour when she apparently panicked and needed to be taken back to the main vessel. However, on the rescue tender she lapsed into unconsciousness.

  • Incident alert

    Patron injured falling from amusement ride

    In October 2020, a woman suffered serious injuries when she fell from an amusement ride known as the “Hangover”. There are many potential risks associated with operating amusement devices.

  • Incident alert

    Horse training fatality

    In October 2020, a self-employed horse trainer died whilst handling a horse at his rural property. It appears the man was using a trotting buggy when something may have 'spooked' the horse. As a result, the veteran trainer was catapulted from the sulky hitting a termite mound suffering fatal injuries.

  • Incident alert

    Worker injured in side-by-side vehicle rollover

    In September 2020, a worker was seriously injured when the side-by-side vehicle he was using at an industrial workplace overturned.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Mobile concrete placing boom stability

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the need to follow the manufacturer's operating instructions, provide safety guidance for workers, owners and employers.

  • Incident alert

    Dead trees and working solo remotely are a dangerous mix

    In August 2020, a property owner sustained fatal injuries from a falling tree branch. Initial investigations indicate he was burning off on a remote part of the property alone. It appears he parked his quad bike under a dead tree when a branch broke and struck him across the legs. Alone, and with no communication equipment, the 61 year old attempted to treat himself but was later found dead at the scene.

  • Incident alert

    Worker seriously injured after fall from roof

    In October 2020, a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell through an open void in the roof of a warehouse. The worker was employed by a contractor engaged to replace roof sheeting.