NSW: Man Dies at Timber Mill

Reported by Admin | 15 Jan, 2011

WorkCover is investigating the death of a man at a timber mill in Oberon on Thursday. The man died while performing maintenance on a silo outscrew feed, a device designed to feed material out of silos. A police rescue crew was called to help remove the man’s body. The timber company develops a wide range …

ACT: Government to Monitor Construction Projects

Reported by Admin | 09 Jan, 2011

The ACT Government plans to tighten its rules for monitoring construction projects in the wake of last year’s Gungahlin Drive bridge collapse. A review of the Government’s monitoring regime was commissioned after a span of the Canberra bridge collapsed over the Barton Highway. The investigation into the collapse has not been finalised, but an initial report …

NSW: Crane Topples at Worksite

Reported by Admin | 09 Jan, 2011

WorkCover is investigating an incident where a crane overbalanced and toppled at Kooragang Island, Newcastle last week. The crane was hired through a contracting company. No one was injured and no other machinery was damaged. The crane was temporarily secured in its lopsided position by engineers with scaffolding. A WorkCover spokesman said they would visit …

NSW: WorkCover Investigates Forklift Accident

Reported by Admin | 09 Jan, 2011

WorkCover is investigating an incident at a Gunnedah leather warehouse last week, after a worker was hit by a forklift. The 56 year old tannery worker sustained serious head injuries when the forklift hit him as he walked across the warehouse floor. He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, where he is in a serious, but …