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  • Incident alert

    Falling object from tower crane

    In July 2021, WHSQ was advised of a tower crane incident where a climbing frame guide roller assembly, four bolts and two shim plates fell to the ground.

  • Incident alert

    Tractor incidents

    In January 2021, a farmer died when the tractor he was operating struck a log and rolled. The farmer had been using the tractor to pull out a bogged car and do some spraying. He was thrown from the tractor when it rolled and was trapped underneath the rear mounted chemical tank.

  • Incident alert

    Person falls from tank

    In November 2020, a man sustained serious head injuries after falling from a water tank that had just been put in place by a vehicle loading crane. It appears he was standing on the tank close to the crane.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Incident alert

    Worker killed in conveyor crush

    In March 2020, a worker died after being trapped in a conveyor system at a workplace.

  • Incident alert

    High pressure water blaster used on asbestos roof

    In June 2019, two people used a high-pressure water blaster on a corrugated asbestos cement roof (super six roof). As a result, asbestos contaminated dust and debris (ACD) ended up on neighbouring residential properties.

  • Incident alert

    Fatal fall from height while working on air conditioning system

    In August, a man died after falling approximately 6m while working on an air conditioning system at a civic centre. It’s believed he may have fallen from a ladder. Investigations are continuing.