Airport Fire Truck Owner Deemed Responsible for Fatalities

Reported by Zoe | 20 Jun, 2013

The coroner in the Northern Territory has placed the blame for a road accident in 2011 that involved a four wheel drive and an airport fire truck in Darwin on the emergency service provider that was involved. Three architects died in the collision that occurred when the fire truck went through a red light on …

Study: Caffeine reduces crash risk for long distance truck drivers

Reported by Haydee | 24 Mar, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney found drinking coffee or other drinks with caffeine makes truck drivers travelling long distance safer while driving. The study showed that drivers who consumed caffeinated drinks to stay awake were less likely to meet a road accident than those who did not. …

Union urges motorists to drive safely after road worker died

Reported by Haydee | 12 Feb, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union calls on motorists to drive carefully after a worker who was directing traffic died at work yesterday. According to ABC, the 62-year-old man was directing traffic in a road works in Mowbray when he was hit by a ute. He was brought to the hospital but …

Taxi driver died on Christmas Day work accident

Reported by Haydee | 26 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A taxi driver was killed on Christmas day in a collision at the corner of Anakie and Ballarat roads in Geelong. According to a report from the Geelong Advertiser, the victim stopped at a set of traffic lights on Anakie Road when another vehicle which went out of control cut into his …

Driver fatally injured in fuel tanker crash

Reported by Haydee | 14 Sep, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A fuel tanker driver was fatally injured in a road accident on Thursday night. According to initial investigations, the driver lost control of his truck causing it roll and spill fuel on the road. It was hit by a car travelling behind it on the Hume Freeway near Violet Town in Central …

Truckie suffered injuries after crashing into street sweeper

Reported by Haydee | 01 May, 2012

Photo: Bill Hearne Source: The Daily Telegraph A truck driver was trapped for two hours in the cab of his truck following a crash in Western Sydney. The truck crashed into the rear of a street sweeper on James Ruse Drive, North Parramatta at about 1.35am Sunday night. The emergency services had to cut through …