Man dies after forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 27 Jan, 2015

A man has died in hospital following a forklift incident at a farm in Moonbi, 20km north of Tamworth.


Man injured in forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 14 Jan, 2015

Emergency services were called to a Sunshine Coast property on Monday afternoon after a man became trapped under a forklift.


Baby injured in forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 08 Dec, 2014

Victorian Work Cover Authority is investigating an incident where a nine month old baby was seriously injured after being struck by a forklift.


Man killed in forklift accident

Reported by Stephen | 10 Jun, 2014

An Ingham man was on Thursday afternoon killed after his forklift upturned on a gravel road at his property off Stone River Rd about 35km west of Ingham.

Safety alert on fitting automotive LPG vessels to forklifts

Reported by Haydee | 06 Jan, 2014

Photo: SafetyCulture Library WorkCover NSW has released a safety alert on the danger involved in fitting forklifts with automotive LPG vessels. A recent incident in which a forklift operator suffered serious injuries after the forklift caught fire when it was fitted with the wrong type of LPG vessel prompted WorkCover to issue the alert. WorkCover …

Tassie Awards Record Payout for Forklift Accident

Reported by Zoe | 18 Jul, 2013

A court in Tasmania has awarded a man whose injuries from a workplace accident left him a quadriplegic a payout of $5.5 million in damages. At the time of the incident the man was working at his carpet and floor covering business in 2008 when he was hit by a number of packages of laminate …

Worker Fatality Means $275,000 Fine for Boat Company

Reported by Zoe | 31 Jan, 2013

A boat company located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne has been fined $275,000 after a worker died at their site in December 2011. The company was convicted last Friday on charges that related to the death of an independent contractor during a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court. The boat company makes, services and …

WorkCover reminds businesses to ensure workplace safety following series of incidents

Reported by Haydee | 06 Jul, 2012

WorkCover reminded businesses across New South Wales to stay vigilant about workplace safety following a spate of incidents in the past week. General Manager of WorkCover’s Work Health and Safety Division, John Watson, said there were two fatalities involving forklifts, death of a grain farmer and two serious falls where workers involved are critically injured. …

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, …

NSW: Man Dies in Forklift Accident

Reported by Julia | 03 Sep, 2011

WorkCover is investigating the death of a man has yesterday in an accident at a container terminal in south-eastern Sydney. Emergency services were called to the Patrick container terminal at Port Botany yesterday morning. Paramedics say one man was discovered dead at the scene and another person was taken to St George Hospital with serious …

NSW: Cardboard Box Manufacturers Fined $193,000

Reported by Julia | 30 Jun, 2011

Two Sydney based manufacturing companies and a manager have been fined a total of $193,000 after three workers were seriously injured in 2007. The two companies, which manufacture cardboard boxes, operated out of the same facility in Ingleburn. They were charged with breaching the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000 resulting from an incident where a one-tonne pallet …

WA: Company Fined for Forklift Amputation

Reported by Julia | 13 May, 2011

A Perth employer and a labour hire company have been fined a total of $120,000 after a man lost his leg while operating a forklift in 2008. The man, from the United Kingdom, was on a working holiday and was one of two men employed by a labour hire company and contracted to a bed …

WA: Manager Prosecuted Over Forklift Accident

Reported by Julia | 05 Nov, 2010

A warehousing employee has been fined after putting three of his colleagues at risk, with one suffering a hand injury. The Perth Magistrates Court fined the regional manager of the Osborne Park company $2000 after admitting his failure to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety and health of three other employees. The …

VIC: 743 Workplace Injuries Reported in Brimbank

Reported by Julia | 28 Oct, 2010

New figures show that 743 injuries were reported in Brimbank in the last financial year. WorkSafe Victoria mentions construction, community services, trades, manufacturing, and storage/transport as the five industries with the most compensation claims. Among age groups, workers aged 45-49 years old had recorded the highest number of incidents. Figures show musculoskeletal disorders, open wounds, …

QLD: Transport Firm Fined over Truck Unloading Accident

Reported by Julia | 20 Oct, 2010

The Brisbane Industrial Magistrates Court has fined a transport company after its manager and a truck driver of another company were hurt during unloading of a truck trailer. The defendant pleaded guilty to breaching s.24(1) of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995. It was fined $34 000 and ordered to pay investigation and court …

VIC: Inspections Highlight Unsafe Farm Plant and Equipment

Reported by Julia | 19 Oct, 2010

Safety issues over plant and equipment remain a major concern for the agricultural industry, WorkSafe Victoria reveals. WorkSafe inspectors have issued over 200 safety improvement notices to farm businesses from July to September as part of a year-long statewide farm safety campaign. Now in its third month, the campaign focuses on the most common causes …

VIC: WorkSafe Inspector Shares Safety Insights

Reported by Julia | 25 Sep, 2010

A WorkSafe inspector of 11 years shares his experiences on the job, and quips that his role is like “hamburger with the lot”. Dan Nolan, a Senior Inspector in the manufacturing, logistics and agriculture industry, says inspectors see everything in the workplaces they visit. “I deal with people from all walks of life and across …

VIC: Supermarket Pledges Better Safety in Facility

Reported by Julia | 22 Sep, 2010

A supermarket operator is giving its assurance to WorkSafe to implement safety upgrades following a forklift accident in its facility. The safety commitment comes after a workplace incident in its Wodonga distribution centre in June 2008. An unsupervised and unlicensed worker attempted to operate a reach truck – an equipment similar to a forklift – …