QLD: Cattle Worker Killed by Bull

Reported by Julia | 20 Aug, 2011

Workplace Health and Safety QLD is investigating the death of a truck driver at saleyards in Longreach in central-west Queensland on Wednesday. A 44-year-old Warwick man was loading cattle for a transport company at the saleyards when the incident occurred. It is understood the truck driver was struck in the chest by a bull. He …

VIC: Truck Driver Crushed to Death by Falling Timber

Reported by Julia | 02 Aug, 2011

WorkSafe is investigating the death of a truck driver in an industrial accident on Sunday in Melbourne’s north. The man, aged in his 50s, was helping a forklift driver unload timber from a truck on to shelving at a distribution centre in Campbellfield when a stack of the wood fell on him. The man was caught …

VIC: Stockyards Need to be Safer

Reported by Julia | 31 May, 2011

A truck driver has sustained serious head injuries at livestock saleyards after being charged by a bull. The 43-year-old Bendigo district man remains on the critical list in The Alfred hospital after being flown there by ambulance helicopter on Thursday. The incident occurred while cattle were being loaded onto a B-double truck. A bullock charged at a …

NZ: Truck Driver Inflates with Compressed Air

Reported by Julia | 25 May, 2011

A freak accident recently occurred in New Zealand involving a truck driver who inflated “like a balloon” when he fell buttocks-first onto a compressed air nozzle. The man was working on his truck at Opotiki on the North Island when he fell between the cab and the trailer, knocking the compressed air hose that feeds …

WA: Man Killed by Falling Log

Reported by Julia | 03 Apr, 2011

Worksafe is investigating an incident yesterday where a 20-year-old man died after a log fell from a truck he was helping unload east of Perth. Police say the man was unloading the truck in Northam when the log fell and killed him yesterday afternoon. Another man is receiving treatment for a shoulder injury.

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 …

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: Man Crushed to Death by Falling Log

Reported by Julia | 11 Oct, 2010

Workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a man who was crushed by a falling log on Tuesday. The incident occurred at a timber export business in West Melbourne on Tuesday during truck unloading. The log, measuring 4 metres long and 21 centimetres thick, fell from a truck when a strap was removed from …

QLD: Woman Undergoes Surgery After Truck Accident

Reported by Julia | 11 Oct, 2010

A woman required surgery following a truck accident in Port Douglas in far north Queensland on Tuesday. The 54-year-old woman sustained injuries while working at the Port Village shopping centre, said Sergeant Damien Meadows. She was helping the driver of the delivery truck in reversing into a loading bay when the lower part of her …

VIC: WorkSafe Starts Probe on Water Tank Death

Reported by Julia | 07 Sep, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria has commenced investigation of a work-related fatality in West Melbourne. On August 31, A 53-year-old man was crushed when the large plastic water tank he was helping move fell on top of him. The workplace death is Victoria’s 17th in 2010. It also marks the fifth incident where a heavy item had collapsed …

VIC: Man Dies After Being Crushed by Water Tank

Reported by Julia | 01 Sep, 2010

An employee of a vehicle rental company has been crushed to death by a water tank on Footscray Road yesterday. The man, who is believed to be in his 50s, was helping to load the 22,000 litre plastic water tank onto a truck trailer in West Melbourne. He sustained fatal chest and head injuries after …

TAS: Construction Firm, Manager Plead Guilty Over Prime Mover Accident

Reported by Julia | 11 Aug, 2010

A civil construction company and its manager have pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety following the death of an employee. The Hobart Magistrates Court was told a 65-year-old worker was crushed by a 30-tonne prime mover last year while working in Glenorchy. The court hear workers were moving an excavator was being transported …

VIC: Transport Company Fined Over Loading Mishap

Reported by Julia | 05 May, 2010

The Melbourne County Court has convicted a transport company over the death of a worker who succumbed to fatal head injuries. The Court imposed a fine of $130,000, following the company’s guilty plea to two charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. In February 2007, a 44-year-old driver was loading an elevated work …