Excavator rollover leaves man in hospital

Reported by Stephen | 12 Jun, 2017

Paramedics were called to a landfill site in Ipswich on Friday morning after a man was injured in an incident involving an excavator.


Excavator crushes man to death

Reported by Stephen | 27 Mar, 2015

A man has been killed in South East Queensland, about 30km south-east of Brisbane, after the excavator he was driving overturned and landed on his chest.


Excavator crushes man’s leg

Reported by Stephen | 29 Dec, 2014

A man is nursing serious injuries to his leg after being crushed by an excavator in northeast Victoria.


Excavator rolls, kills operator

Reported by Stephen | 12 Sep, 2014

A worker has died after an excavator rolled down an embankment at Hunter Quarries in Karuah.


Excavator overturns injuring driver

Reported by Stephen | 27 Aug, 2014

An excavator driver was injured on Monday morning after his machine overturned at the Riverview dump in New South Wales.

TAS: Construction Firm, Manager Plead Guilty Over Prime Mover Accident

Reported by Admin | 11 Aug, 2010

A civil construction company and its manager have pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety following the death of an employee. The Hobart Magistrates Court was told a 65-year-old worker was crushed by a 30-tonne prime mover last year while working in Glenorchy. The court hear workers were moving an excavator was being transported …

VIC: Excavators urged to work safely around powerlines

Reported by Admin | 10 Jul, 2010

A major electrical distributor is pushing for awareness about electricity supply lines for operators of excavating equipment. Seven serious accidents have been reported in the past month, including an incident at Warracknabeal and another at Horsham. Ryan Auger, Powercor’s corporate affairs adviser, said small excavators had made contact with overhead and underground supply lines in …

VIC: Note on using earthmoving equipment as crane

Reported by Admin | 24 May, 2010

WorkSafe has released a guidance note on earthmoving equipment being used as a crane. It serves to inform employers and contractors on the safe use of earthmoving equipment to lift and transport freely suspended loads. WorkSafe recognises equipment such as excavators, backhoes and front-end loaders are used to perform work in a similar manner to …