NSW: Driver’s Death Prompts Changes in Refuelling Practices

Reported by Julia | 25 Sep, 2010

The death of a man at a southern New South Wales construction site has resulted to improvements in refuelling practices, a senior roads official said. A 39-year-old truck driver has been killed at a Tarcutta bypass site in July 1 after being pinned between a fuel tanker and a reversing front-end loader. Charlie Blomfield, general …

NSW: Man dies after being pinned by truck and loader

Reported by Julia | 11 Jul, 2010

A truck driver has died of crush injuries at a construction site in southern NSW on July 1. The 39-year-old man from Wagga Wagga was trapped between his fuel tanker and a reversing front-end loader. According to police, the man was refueling at a Hume Highway bypass construction site at Tarcutta when the incident happened. …

VIC: Note on using earthmoving equipment as crane

Reported by Julia | 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 …