Work safety around all types of vehicles is always important as accidents occur and the consequences can be tragic. Despite the obvious traumatic consequences of serious or fatal accidents, business owners can face severe fines and it is important business owners take steps protect the safety of their workers.
Regrettably a recent accident on Wolli Creek Marsh Street site resulted in the a 30-year-old Sydney man losing his leg after attempting to move tyres under an excavator to avoid it damaging to the road. NSW WorkCover investigation is underway.
Read more including NSW WorkCover’s Crush warning below:
Crush injuries prompt call for safety
Businesses and workers are being urged to put safety first after research showed that almost four dozen people had received crush injuries while working with large machinery or heavy vehicles. NSW WorkCover analysis shows that in the 12 months from August 2012 to August 2013, there were 46 incidents where people had received crush injuries while working near or in large machinery or heavy vehicles.
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