03 Jul 2018
Safety Incident Alerts: 4 July 2018
The following safety incident alerts have recently been released. Please click where relevant for further information.
- Worker crushed by slewing crane: In May 2018, a dogger received serious crush injuries while working on a truck mounted crane. He was packing up the chains of the 60 tonne mobile crane when it slewed, trapping him between the counterweights and a toolbox mounted on the truck. Investigations are continuing. Click here for more details.
- Cannabis-impaired driving: The use of cannabis can make driving a vehicle unsafe and puts yourself and others at risk. It is important to understand the risks associated with driving under the influence of cannabis. Please see the Safety Bulletin for more details.
- Loading and unloading plant onto plant trailers: A contractor was fatally injured while attempting to drive a heavy plant item onto a plant trailer (low loader). Investigation of the occurrence is ongoing. However it appears the plant item slipped off the trailer and rolled onto its roof, fatally injuring its operator. This tragedy highlights the risks with loading and unloading plant onto any type of plant trailer. For more details, see the Safety Alert.
- Rebar impalement: Contractors were cutting concrete using high pressure water and they had to walk over the curing material from the previous concrete pour. The injured person (IP) was walking backwards when they tripped and fell onto a kerbing rebar approximately 150mm high. More details are available in the Hazard Alert.
- Near Miss – Excavation of Unknown High Pressure Gas Main: FH Walter Avenue drainage crew had attended pre-start at 0645 prior to shift, conducted by FH Site Supervisors. Following pre-start and subsequent mobilisation to Walter Avenue the crew again met to discuss the works, associated PTE (19) and logistics involved with regard to the Walter Avenue Road closure. See the Red Alert for more information.