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  • Incident alert

    Worker injured after angle grinder ‘kick back’

    In August 2020, a worker suffered a chest laceration when the angle grinder he was using ‘kicked back’. At the time, he was apparently cutting timber and fibre glass with a 125mm angle grinder fitted with a multi-cutter blade.

  • Incident alert

    Serious injuries following fall from yacht

    In August 2020, a worker suffered serious injuries after falling approximately 2.5 metres from the rear of a large yacht docked on a hardstand at a marine maintenance facility.

  • Incident alert

    Two workers injured by tractor slasher

    In September 2020, two workers were injured, one seriously, when a tractor slasher lowered unexpectedly.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Fall-arrest systems for continuous vertical ladders on tower cranes

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight that specific fall-arrest systems are required if a continuous vertical ladder is in place for accessing the total length of a crane tower. The Tower crane Code of Practice 2017 (the Code) sets out these requirements.

  • Incident alert

    Worker seriously injured falling from trailer

    In August 2020, a truck driver suffered serious injuries falling from his trailer. Investigations are continuing.

  • Incident alert

    Fall from earthmoving machinery

    In August 2020, a man suffered serious injuries after falling from an earthmoving machine he was apparently doing maintenance on. Early investigations indicate the man fell while exiting the machine.

  • Incident alert

    Worker’s arm crushed by excavator

    In June 2020, a worker suffered crush injuries to his arms and hands after an excavator bucket collided with waste oil drums while he was preparing to attach lifting equipment.

  • Incident alert

    Worker struck by grader

    In June 2020, a grader was doing road works at a construction site when it struck a worker who suffered serious leg injuries.

  • Incident alert

    Farm worker dies in quad bike incident

    In July 2020, a farm worker died after he lost control of a quad bike. It appears he attempted to avoid a kangaroo and lost control of the vehicle.

  • Incident alert

    Serious injuries – falling hay bale

    In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m through a roof whilst doing maintenance on a shed. In a similar incident in February 2020, a man died after falling through the roof of a building. Early investigations indicate he was repairing a skylight.

  • Incident alert

    Falling tree fatality

    In June 2020, a man died after being struck by a tree he was cutting down with a chainsaw.

  • Incident alert

    Young worker injured by lifting hook

    In April 2020, a young worker was injured after being struck by a lifting chain hook while helping a colleague move equipment. They were using a crane in a storage yard.