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  • Incident alert

    Truck driver exposed to phosphine gas

    In July 2021, a truck driver began feeling very unwell after transporting grain to a feedlot with his semi-trailer. It appears the worker was exposed to a fumigant that produced phosphine gas which is commonly used to control insect infestations in grain.

  • Incident alert

    Forklift operator seriously injured by falling pallet

    In February 2021, a warehouse facility worker was seriously injured when several pallets fell onto the forklift he was operating.

  • Incident alert

    Water truck operator killed after being thrown from cab

    In January 2021, a water truck operator was working on a civil construction job when the vehicle rolled over. He suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from the cab and trapped underneath the truck.

  • 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

    Worker killed in industrial shredding machine incident

    In January 2021, a worker was killed while operating an industrial shredding machine used to process bulk waste building materials.

  • Incident alert

    Worker falls from forklift

    In December 2020, a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell from a forklift. Early investigations indicate he was attempting to repair a jammed roller door. The man was working from a stillage container being used as a makeshift work box and had been lifted on the tines of a forklift. It appears that as the worker moved to one side of the crate it overbalanced causing him (and the crate) to fall almost 5 metres.

  • Incident alert

    Worker fatally injured attempting to jump start a tractor

    In December 2020, a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell from a forklift. Early investigations indicate he was attempting to repair a jammed roller door. The man was working from a stillage container being used as a makeshift work box and had been lifted on the tines of a forklift. It appears that as the worker moved to one side of the crate it overbalanced causing him (and the crate) to fall almost 5 metres.

  • 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

    Falls from height result in serious injuries

    Two recent incidents where workers have suffered serious injuries have highlighted the dangers of falls from height. In August 2020, a man sustained serious injury when he fell approximately 2m from a ladder while working at a residential property. Early enquiries indicate he was using a ladder to access the roof area. In a separate incident a month late, a worker fell approximately 3.4m at a construction site. It appears he was helping unload building materials from an elevated position of a partially built structure.

  • Incident alert

    Worker injured in side-by-side vehicle rollover

    In September 2020, a worker was seriously injured when the side-by-side vehicle he was using at an industrial workplace overturned.

  • 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.