October Newsletter 2021

October Newsletter 2021

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

$133,000 fine for demolition company after falling ramp injures worker

Matt Turner  |  Founder/Director

A worker was seriously injured by the falling ramp of a low loader trailer. After being found guilty of failing to ensure a safe system of work, the demolition company responsible was fined $133,000

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Your obligations when selling machinery at clearing sales

Paul Dean  |  Founder/Director

We often get questions around safety obligations when selling machinery at clearing sales.That’s because it can be confusing to understand all of the Work Health and Safety Legislation at play – and which party is responsible for ensuring obligations are met…

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Safety News

NSW –  Woodchipper Incident

A 28-year-old worker was feeding tree branches into a woodchipper when a rope attached to the branches became caught in the blades and wrapped around the worker’s legs causing serious leg injuries… Read more

QLD – Overburdened drill falls onto light vehicle

 Three Coal Mine Workers were onboard a blasthole drill rig when it toppled onto its side impacting the front of the light vehicle. One worker suffered bruising injuries to the legs during the incident. The other two could have been seriously injured… Read more

SA – Man crushed by machinery in workplace incident

 A 35-year-old Woodville North man died at the scene after being “crushed by machinery” at a workshop. Police and SafeWork SA are investigating.  Read more

NT – Three serious crush injuries involving machinery

NT WorkSafe has issued its first incident information release after three serious crush injuries involving machinery occurred over the last month. Incident Information Releases (IIR’s) are designed to highlight to industry that a serious incident has occurred… Read more


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