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    Worker died when trapped between forklift and vehicle hoist

    In August 2023, a worker died when he became trapped between a forklift and a vehicle hoist. Early investigations found that the worker moved in behind a forklift to assist in adjusting chains. It seems the forklift operator reversed the forklift trapping the worker between the rear of the forklift and a vehicle hoist.

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    Worker injured by fallen forklift carriage and tines

    In February 2023, a worker was seriously injured when he was trapped by a fallen forklift carriage and tines. Early investigations found he was carrying out maintenance work on the front of a five tonne forklift. It appears the carriage and tines were raised above the worker unsupported, when for reasons yet to be confirmed they fell, striking and trapping him.

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    Three serious forklift incidents – one fatal

    In February 2022, a worker suffered serious leg injuries after being struck by a forklift. Early investigations suggest the man was walking next to the forklift to prevent a load of glass panels from swinging. In March 2022, a worker suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a forklift, which early investigations indicate was moving and carrying a load. In May 2022, a worker suffered serious injuries to his lower legs when he was struck by a counter-balanced forklift. Early investigations show the worker was walking behind the loading dock area of the warehouse when the forklift reversed out of a truck into the warehouse and struck him. Investigations are continuing.

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    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.

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    Worker’s legs crushed by reversing forklift

    In March 2019, a worker’s legs were severely crushed when he was struck by a reversing forklift in the loading bay of a timber factory. He had entered the loading bay on foot while the forklift was transporting materials. Investigations are continuing.

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    Fatal forklift incidents

    In July 2019, a person was fatally crushed by a portable generator being unloaded from a truck by a forklift. In a separate incident in May 2019, a worker was fatally crushed between a reversing forklift and a truck at a transport yard. Investigations into both are continuing.

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    Worker struck by reversing forklift

    In November 2018, a worker sustained minor injuries when he was struck by a reversing forklift in a factory packing room. He walked up to a forklift to speak with its operator and was struck from behind by another forklift which was reversing, crushing him between the two. Investigations are continuing.

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    Worker fatally crushed unpacking shipping container

    In April 2022, a worker was crushed to death after being trapped between a triangular stacked (set of three) semi-trailer axels (weighing approximately 1 tonne) and the side of a shipping container. Early investigations show the man was unpacking product from the shipping container when for reasons not yet established the axels moved and trapped him.

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    Worker fatally injured by chain

    In February 2023, a forklift operator died after he was struck by a chain at a building material supply workplace. Early investigations indicate a forklift was unloading steel weld mesh from a shipping container using a connection point located in the forklift’s counterbalance to drag the material out of the container. It appears part of the towing equipment failed and the chain recoiled towards the forklift, striking the operator.

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    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.

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    Formworkers suffer heat stress

    In February 2019, two workers were taken to hospital with one admitted for heat syncope (a mild form of heat illness). The workers had been preparing formwork for a concrete pour at a construction site. Three other workers also reported feeling unwell and were treated onsite by emergency services.

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    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.