The Australian Drivers Association has raised the alarm over the high number of fatal truck incidents occurring on Australian roads, and is now calling on the NSW transport department to review the driver training program with a view to improving the standards of teaching.
A man, in his 60s, suffering a suspected compound fracture in his left ankle has been airlifted to hospital by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.
A farmer has died in an incident involving a truck at a dairy farm in south western Victoria.
Ambulance paramedics were called to the corner of Warrego Highway and Cooper Street in Chinchilla after a man was seriously injured in an incident involving a truck.
A Perth rubbish truck worker who was struck by a ute in Northbridge on Monday morning has died in hospital.
A worker is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a fuel truck at Perth Airport.
A forklift operator has been fined $7200 following the death of a truck driver who died as the result of a fall while washing his truck at Harvey Fresh in 2014.
Paramedics fought to save a man’s leg from amputation following a workplace incident at North Geelong.
A truck has rolled into a quarry in Melbourne killing a man.
A man has been killed at a worksite in Oberon after an incident involving a cement truck.
A worker has been injured at the Boggabri coal mine on Tuesday morning. Reports indicate the truck driver was trapped in his vehicle following an interaction with a dozer on the site.
The ACT Industrial Court has found a Canberra company guilty of breaching the new nationally harmonised work safety laws, following a 2012 incident where a truck driver was electrocuted when his tip truck hit live power lines on one of the company’s sites in Turner.
Emergency services were called to an incident where a driver was trapped in the wreckage of a rolled truck near Talwood on Friday afternoon.
A driver who had been trapped in his truck for more than two hours after two trucks collided on the Hume Highway was freed by emergency services and airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
A worker is admitted to hospital in a critical condition following a truck-related incident at a parking yard in Victoria, about 75 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, on Wednesday evening.
WorkCover is investigating an incident where a worker who was collecting bins was crushed to death by a garbage truck in Victoria, 5km west of Melbourne early Saturday morning.
A combination of factors among them bad lighting, poor visibility and the absence of additional “illumination devices on the truck” are likely to have contributed to the death of a worker at Ravensworth mine in 2013, according to a report released by the New South Wales Mine Safety Investigation Unit.
A construction worker has died after being struck by a truck at a construction site in Kilburn north of Adelaide.
An incident where a worker was seriously injured after being trapped under a truck is being investigated by police and Victorian WorkCover Authority.
Truck accidents continue claiming many lives in Australia.
A truck almost plunged into the river in Bunbury after it crashed through a railing and slid off the side of an embankment on Estuary Drive on Wednesday morning.