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According to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia, the death toll from quad bike incidents continues to rise, with 10 fatalities reported this year.In 2023, there were a total of 23 deaths related to quad bikes.Since 2011, over 200 people have lost their lives in incidents involving quad bikes.The year with the highest number of deaths was…
SafeWork SA has recently issued a reminder to businesses to conduct regular tree inspections following a series of recent incidents where people were seriously injured by falling branches.In February, a person died after being struck by a tree branch in the Adelaide Park Lands. During that same month, another person sustained severe injuries in a compa…
A truck driver has been injured after his vehicle swerved off the road and crashed into trees in southern Queensland.The incident occurred on Tuesday morning.The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at the scene at around 11am.A passing motorist discovered the man trapped in the truck, and contacted ambulance paramedics.After receiving initial trea…
Safe Work Australia's most recent data discloses that 29 Australian workers have been killed at work this year.Transport postal and warehousing industry has the highest number of fatalities at 7, followed by the Agriculture forestry and fishing industry with 6 fatalities.The construction sector comes in third place, reporting five work-related deaths.…
Queensland has introduced new regulations to ensure the protection of workers' health and safety when using or travelling on a quad bike in a workplace.The implementation of the Work Health and Safety (Quad Bikes) Amendment Regulation 2024 brings about several changes, including the enforcement of age restrictions, limitations on passengers, and m…
A man has been flown to hospital in a critical condition after a bulldozer incident in the Toowoomba region.The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was sent to the scene shortly before noon on Saturday.Reports indicate the man in his 40s was using a bulldozer to remove harmful weeds on a private property when the vehicle rolled down a hill, trapping him…
The federal work health and safety regulator, Comcare, has brought charges against the Department of Defence for violating federal WHS regulations concerning psychosocial risks at a Queensland Army base.Following a Comcare probe, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has charged the department of defence with three breaches of federal W…
Following two tragic incidents in WA workplaces last week, WorkSafe is reminding employers to carefully assess their safety procedures regarding mobile plant.WorkSafe says it is probing both incidents to determine if any violations of work health and safety regulations have occurred and to uncover the factors that led to these incidents.Acting WorkSafe…
WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have joined forces to support the construction industry in Albury and Wodonga in their efforts to minimise workplace hazards.As part of the Cross Border program, workplace safety inspectors will visit construction sites on either side of the border from April 15-19 to ensure employers understand their health and safet…
A man has lost his life following injuries sustained from a bull in NSW.The incident happened on a rural property in Barrengarry shortly before 1.45pm on Tuesday.Police responded to the scene, and paramedics administered medical treatment to the injured man.He was then flown to St George Hospital and passed away shortly after.Read the original article&…