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  • 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

    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

    Worker seriously injured falling from trailer

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

  • 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.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Fibreglass ladder failure

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential for degradation of fibreglass ladders that can lead to a structural failure.

  • Incident alert

    Dangers of not effectively immobilising vehicles

    In February 20120, a man was crushed to death while doing mechanical repairs on a truck. Initial enquiries indicate he was under the truck when it inadvertently rolled forward and fell off a hydraulic bottle jack, fatally striking him.

  • 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

    Crush incidents when loading/unloading

    In January, an interstate truck driver suffered multiple leg fractures when a stone slab fell off the back of a truck. It appears the stone was secured to an ‘A’ frame with straps. Early investigations indicate that when the driver removed the straps, the stone slabs toppled and struck him. In February, a truck driver suffered severe crush injuries when a pack of timber boards being delivered to a timber yard fell onto him. Early investigations indicate the pack of timber caught onto an adjacent one when being unloaded. It caused the strapping to snap and the timber fell onto the driver.

  • Incident alert

    Worker struck by building materials

    In November 2019, a truck driver sustained serious lacerations to his leg when he was struck by building materials which had fallen off a pallet.

  • 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

    Worker killed after tyre explosion

    In September, a truck driver was killed while inflating a tyre. Initial indications are the transport firm employee sustained fatal injuries when the tyre he was inflating exploded.