Fatality prompts safety alert

Reported by Stephen | 13 Nov, 2016

WorkSafe WA has issued a safety alert after a worker was fatally injured when the wooden box he was standing in overbalanced and fell on top of him.


Woman injured in forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 15 Aug, 2016

A young woman was struck and injured by a forklift while working at a food processing company in south east Queensland Thursday afternoon.


Transport company fined for worker’s injury

Reported by Stephen | 10 Mar, 2016

A WA transport company has been fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,980 after a worker was struck in the head by the tailgate of a trailer, which had slipped off a forklift in their yard in January 2013.


Teen injured in forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 22 Feb, 2016

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue flew to an incident in southeast Queensland on Thursday morning to attend to a 19 year old male patient.


Victoria cosmetics company fined after forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 14 Dec, 2015

A cosmetics distribution company was convicted and fined $75,000 at the Magistrates Court in Moorabbin last week following an incident in which a worker inside a cage was dropped by a forklift.


Man injured in forklift incident at Brisbane worksite

Reported by Stephen | 22 Oct, 2015

A forklift incident at a southeast Queensland worksite has left a man nursing minor injuries. It is believed the man was pinned to a wall by a forklift at a worksite about 25km south-west of Brisbane on Wednesday morning.


Teenager killed in forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 06 Oct, 2015

A teenager has been killed in an incident involving a forklift near Stanthorpe. It is understood the teenager became trapped under a forklift that had left the road on Monday afternoon.


Man injured in forklift incident

Reported by Stephen | 29 Jul, 2015

A man is recovering in hospital after being injured by a forklift in southeastern Queensland on Tuesday morning.


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 Admin | 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 …