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  • Incident alert

    Worker injured while inflating truck tyre

    In October 2023, a worker sustained head and chest injuries when an inflated truck tyre exploded. Preliminary information suggested a truck tyre exploded when the worker was fitting a re-inflated tyre to the truck. It appeared the inside of the tyre wasn’t inspected prior to inflating and inflation didn’t occur inside a tyre cage.

  • Incident alert

    Young construction worker impaled by crowbar

    In June 2023, a worker sustained serious head injuries when he was operating a stand on pallet mover. Initial investigations indicated the worker was operating the pallet mover in a large storage freezer travelling beneath a low-lying pallet racking system. It appears his head collided with the steel rack cross supports.

  • Incident alert

    Injury to young worker caused by racking system failure

    In June 2023, a worker sustained serious head injuries when he was operating a stand on pallet mover. Initial investigations indicated the worker was operating the pallet mover in a large storage freezer travelling beneath a low-lying pallet racking system. It appears his head collided with the steel rack cross supports.

  • Incident alert

    Worker injured operating a stand on pallet mover

    In June 2023, a worker sustained serious head injuries when he was operating a stand on pallet mover. Initial investigations indicated the worker was operating the pallet mover in a large storage freezer travelling beneath a low-lying pallet racking system. It appears his head collided with the steel rack cross supports.

  • Incident alert

    Four workers injured in gas explosion

    In July 2023, four workers were injured in a workplace gas explosion and fire. Early enquiries indicate they were clearing a gas line by purging a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) boiler line, creating a flammable atmosphere in the room. For reasons not yet known, a brazing torch ignited the atmosphere, resulting in an explosion and fire.

  • Incident alert

    12-year-old jumps from amusement ride when safety harness releases

    In May 2023, a 12-year-old sustained fractures to her foot when she jumped from the seat of an amusement ride.

  • Incident alert

    Worker trapped in overturned dump truck

    In May 2023, a worker sustained crush injuries when they were trapped in the cabin of an overturned dump truck. Early investigations suggested a worker was operating a nine tonne dual view dump truck that rolled over an embankment.

  • Incident alert

    Worker sustained fatal injuries when tractor veered over an embankment and rolled

    In March 2023, a worker sustained fatal crush injuries when the tractor he was operating veered off the path over an embankment and rolled. Early investigations indicate that the worker was not wearing a seat belt. For reasons yet to be established, the tractor has veered off the path over an embankment rolling over.

  • Incident alert

    Young worker seriously injured by drop saw

    In April 2023, a young worker suffered serious hand injuries after an incident on a construction site. Early enquiries indicated the worker was operating a drop saw to cut noggins when for reasons yet to be established his hand came into contact with the moving blade, causing significant amputation injuries.

  • Incident alert

    Fatal incident involving semi-trailer tipper

    In March 2023, a truck driver suffered fatal injuries after becoming trapped between the tipper body and chassis of a semi-trailer tipper combination. Early investigations indicated the truck driver appears to have been inspecting one of the tipper trailers at the time.

  • Incident alert

    Fatal fall from shed roof

    In February 2023, a roofer was fatally injured when he fell over 5 metres from the roof of a shed under construction. Early investigations indicated he was installing roof sheeting on a portal framed shed when for reasons yet to be established, he lost his balance near the live leading edge and fell to the ground.

  • Incident alert

    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.