Safety Alert After Overhead Crane Overturns Scissor Hoist

Reported by Zoe | 09 Apr, 2013

The Background The issuing of this alert was prompted by an incident where a service technician received serious injuries when he fell 6 metres from a scissor hoist that he was working in. He had elevated himself in the scissor hoist to repair an overhead crane that had been stopped. However the crane that he …

VIC: Five work-related fatalities in 11 days

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2011

Five more fatalities have been added to Victoria’s workplace toll for this year. These recent incidents bring Victoria’s workplace fatality toll to 21 for this year, according to a media release by WorkSafe Victoria. WorkSafe Health and Safety Executive Director Ian Forsyth said that the accidents including the five recent fatalities which happened in the …