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Young Worker Killed in Forklift Roll Over

Reported by Robel | 03 Oct, 2014

A young worker was killed when a forklift rolled over and crushed him on a commercial agricultural property at Burnie in Tasmania Thursday afternoon.

Company fined over forklift accident

Reported by Haydee | 30 May, 2012

A food distribution business in Adelaide was fined $73,000 over a forklift accident which seriously injured a worker. The worker sustained serious injuries in 2009 when a forklift he was driving tipped over as it struck a loose metal grate. ABC news reports that the worker was trapped under the forklift and suffered leg injuries, …

Truck driver crushed to death between two lifts

Reported by Haydee | 02 May, 2012

A truck driver was crushed to death between a scissor lift and forklift as he was unloading stock in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. According to WorkSafe Victoria spokeswoman Rosanna Bonaccurso, the 37-year-old Bayswater truck driver was unloading pieces of equipments when the incident happened. The incident occurred at a worksite car park in Chifley Drive. The …

Postal company fined after worker lost leg from forklift accident

Reported by Haydee | 07 Dec, 2011

A postal company has been fined after a contractor lost his right leg when he was run over by a forklift at work at the Toowoomba Mail Centre in July 2008. The victim was three days shy of his 73rd birthday when the accident happened. Surgeons weren’t able to save his lower right leg leading …

NSW: WorkCover Visits Paper Mill After Fatal Forklift Incident

Reported by Julia | 10 Aug, 2010

WorkCover NSW is looking into a fatal forklift accident at a south coast paper mill. A 69-year-old plumbing contractor died after being hit by a moving forklift in the Bomaderry site on July 23. The plumber was reportedly walking down a road when he was struck from behind by the forklift. The forklift was allegedly …

SA: Firm fined after man trips over forklift

Reported by Julia | 30 May, 2010

The South Australian Industrial Relations Court has fined a transport company over its failure to have a work method statement in place that keeps people separate from transport machinery. The company was convicted after pleading guilty to violating section 23 of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986. It was fined $24,000 by the …

WA: Forklift Joyride Leads to Fine

Reported by Julia | 03 Apr, 2010

The Armadale Magistrates Court has fined an employee on Monday over an unauthorized use of a forklift and injuries suffered by a workplace visitor. The worker – an archivist for analytical services company to the mining industry – pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and failing …

TAS: Worker Asserts Firm’s Accountability over Forklift Fall

Reported by Julia | 31 Mar, 2010

A transport company is being prosecuted following an incident where one of its workers broke several bones when he fell to the ground while working at height. The Hobart firm pleaded not guilty to failing to keep an employee safe from injury. The 30-year-old worker alleged that he had worked for the transport company at …

WA: Forklift Incident Costs Freight Firm $10K

Reported by Julia | 22 Mar, 2010

The Midland Magistrates Court has fined an international freight company on Friday for a forklift incident in its Forrestfield site. The court heard that in 2007, the company’s forklift struck a visitor’s car in the company’s property. The company pleaded guilty on March 11 to failing to ensure a person’s safety. It was fined $10,000 …