WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Oakford

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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 38-year-old worker at a business in Oakford this morning.

The man was believed to have been working with a manual hydraulic press when a metal cylinder shattered, striking him.

Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances.

WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed his sincere condolences to the man’s family.


Media contact:  Caroline De Vaney 9327 8744 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only).
caroline.devaney@commerce.wa.gov.au

WorkSafe
Media release
04 Jul 2012

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