VIC: Safety Harness Fault May Have Led To Silo Death

Reported by Julia | 06 Dec, 2007

Source: The West Victoria’s workplace safety watchdog will investigate whether a broken harness may have led to the death of a man in a grain silo accident in the state’s west. The 58-year-old entered the silo about 3.30pm (AEDT) on Wednesday to clear a blockage at the grain facility in South Boundary Road, Hamilton, police …

VIC: Farm Tractor Crushes Woman

Reported by Julia | 06 Dec, 2007

Source: The Age WorkSafe officials are investigating the cause of a tractor accident that crushed an elderly woman to death in rural Victoria. Victoria Police said the 76-year-old was working with another woman who was driving the tractor on the private property near Echuca village, in the state’s north, when the accident happened. The older …

VIC: WorkSafe Alert Fruit Pickers Of Dangers

Reported by Julia | 04 Dec, 2007

Source: WorkSafe Victoria With hundreds of students, backpackers and professional pickers flocking to farms across the state,¬†Worksafe Victoria today called on farmers and labour hire companies to ensure that fruit and not injuries are the only thing collected as the annual harvesting season gets underway. The New Year has traditionally signalled the start of the …

QLD: Farmer Hit Power Lines Using Spray Equipment

Reported by Julia | 03 Dec, 2007

Source: The Courier Mail A FARMER has died after being electrocuted on his property in the state’s west last night. The man, 48, died when the spray rig he was operating hit overhead powerlines on his property in Condamine, near Chinchilla. Police, emergency services and Ergon Energy attended the scene but were unable to revive …

VIC: Bulldozer Driver Killed Fighting Fires

Reported by Julia | 02 Dec, 2007

Source: The Age A DRIVER was killed when his bulldozer overturned as he fought a bushfire near Buchan in East Gippsland. The 45-year-old man from Bendoc was working on a blaze covering 20 hectares at Lightning Track on the eastern side of the Snowy River National Park early yesterday. He was constructing firebreaks with a …