December Newsletter 2021

December Newsletter 2021

Here’s the latest from the Plant Assessor news desk: Enjoy.

Recycling company fined $70k after worker’s hand amputated

Matt Turner  |  Founder/Director

In another preventable incident, a recycling company was fined $70,000 after a worker’s hand was amputated while using machinery that did not have a guard in place.

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Professional Services
Using Plant Assessor’s Professional Services team takes out the time-consuming leg work of ensuring your entire fleet’s compliance is up to scratch.

Paul Dean  |  Founder/Director

We could all use extra time in the day. As they say, ‘time is money’, so investing in services that are going to give you back hours or even days is only going to pay dividends…

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Safety News

AUS –  Work related fatalities in 2020 report released

Safe Work Australia has published the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2020 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work… Read more

QLD – Fatal accident as coal mine worker struck by rotating dragline

The worker was a dragline operator undertaking cable relocation work on the ground within the operational swing boundaries of the rotating dragline. Preliminary investigations suggest that the worker undertook work using the cable tractor whilst the dragline was stationary, but that the worker either re-entered or remained in the operational swing boundary when the dragline became operational…. Read more

NT – Risk of lightning strikes to outdoor workers

Three workers working on a mango farm were injured (one critically) when lightning struck a nearby mango tree. At the time of the incident, the three workers were fertilising trees while standing on a metal flatbed trailer being towed by a tractor through the mango orchard. The three workers were taken to hospital, where unfortunately one succumbed to his injuries…  Read more



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