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  • Incident alert

    Worker sustained fatal injuries from tractor rollover

    In November 2022, a worker sustained fatal crush injuries when he was ejected from a tractor and trapped underneath as it rolled over. Early investigations indicate that the worker was not wearing a seat belt when driving the tractor along a road while hauling an empty sugar cane bin. For reasons yet to be established, the tractor has overturned and rolled onto its roof. Investigations are continuing.

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    Operators killed by mobile plant

    In October 2022, a young worker was killed after being struck by the road roller he had been operating. For reasons yet to be established, it appears the young worker has hopped off the road roller and was then struck by it.

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    Serious fire and explosion injuries in three hot work incidents

    In October 2022, a worker suffered serious burns to his upper body after being engulfed by a fire at an engineering workplace. Early investigations revealed he was welding a metal plate to repair a leak to a tank, when an explosion occurred which resulted in a fire.

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    Incidents involving contact with overhead powerlines

    In September 2022, a worker was electrocuted when the metal frame he was holding contacted a high voltage overhead powerline at a construction site where a shed was being built. Initial enquiries indicate the metal frame was being moved onsite by a pick-and-carry mobile crane, when the worker attempted to prevent the metal frame striking a nearby vehicle. It was not known that the metal frame had made contact with an overhead powerline at the time.

  • Incident alert

    Worker seriously injured after being pulled under farm trailer

    In August 2022, a worker was seriously injured after he was pulled underneath a trailer being used to harvest pineapples.

  • Incident alert

    Worker struck by truck body tray

    In June 2022, a worker suffered serious facial and other injuries after being struck by a truck body tray that unexpectedly tipped towards him. Initial enquires indicate he was preparing the truck body tray, which was on trestles, for spray painting inside a booth. The worker was cleaning the top of a toolbox mounted on one side of the truck body tray and it appears the tray tipped and struck him. He subsequently fell on the concrete floor. Investigations are continuing.

  • Incident alert

    Worker seriously injured after fall from a ladder

    In May 2022, a worker sustained significant injuries after falling from a ladder. Early investigations indicate he was assisting with the installation of roofing sheets on a house renovation. For reasons yet to be established, the worker fell from the ladder suffering fractured ribs, a scratched diaphragm and other injuries.

  • Incident alert

    Workers killed by mobile plant

    In July 2022, a worker died after being hit by a moving water truck. The man was part of a crew working on a development road. Early investigations indicate he was struck when the water truck was reversing. In June 2022, a skid steer loader was spreading gravel onto a residential driveway when for reasons yet to be established, it struck and killed a person who was close by. Investigations are ongoing.

  • Incident alert

    Worker fatally struck by vehicle

    In May 2022, a station hand was trapped between the vehicle he’d been driving and an access gate. Early investigations found the worker was checking water bores when he arrived at an access gate. It appears he put the work supplied four-wheel drive into low range before exiting the ute to open the gate. Tragically, the four-wheel drive vehicle has crept forward, fatally pinning him against the access gate.

  • Incident alert

    Worker crushed by tractor

    In May 2022, a worker was crushed to death by a tractor. Early investigations indicate the man was operating the tractor (with slasher attachment) by himself. It appears he either got off the tractor while it was moving or fell from the tractor and it struck him.

  • Incident alert

    High-pressure cleaners on asbestos roofs

    In May 2022, a worker suffered serious de-gloving injuries when his hand was trapped in a ‘curtain coating roller’ machine. At this stage of the investigation, it’s unclear exactly what the worker was doing, but it appears his hand was drawn in between the machine’s two rollers.

  • Incident alert

    Fixed machinery incidents, including two fatalities

    In May 2022, a worker suffered serious de-gloving injuries when his hand was trapped in a ‘curtain coating roller’ machine. At this stage of the investigation, it’s unclear exactly what the worker was doing, but it appears his hand was drawn in between the machine’s two rollers.