Horror Start to September
September has delivered a spate of workplace incidents across the country with a combination of falls, material strikes and machinery incidents resulting in serious injuries and death.
On Wednesday a 56 year old male worker was killed on a residential site in Ballarat, Victoria, after a brick wall collapsed. In Sydney, a 30 year old male was killed after becoming stuck in machinery at a pallet factory in Western Sydney. In Point Piper, a worker was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition after falling 8mtrs from scaffolding on a work site. Lastly, a worker was struck to the head by steel pipes on site in Darling Harbour.
This follows another tragic incident on Saturday where a 40 year old worker was killed after becoming trapped working with a wood chipper on Sydney’s North Shore.
The industry has advanced leaps and bounds in terms of managing safety but days like this remind us all of the dangers in construction.
Please ensure that you are monitoring your sites and workers and staying up to date with best practice. Visit your state workplace safety site via the links below: