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Workers were exposed to asbestos-containing material when an employee used a battery-operated drill to attach a loose post to a wall containing asbestos material. The employee drilled a series of...
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29 Jun 2017
Recently construction workers were exposed to asbestos whilst carrying out renovation work on a multi-storey building. A worker was using an electrical jackhammer to remove old waste pipes from a...
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29 Jun 2017
An unloaded steel wire rope sling dislodged from the ramshorn hook on the main block of a 150 tonne crawler crane, falling approximately 30m and striking an employee, causing fatal injuries. While...
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29 Jun 2017
A local government organisation held a waste collection day in early 2016, for residents to drop off items such as white goods, E-waste, vehicle batteries, engine oil, tyres and paint. Four workers...
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Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert is to make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site...
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29 Jun 2017
During recent workplace inspections, WorkSafe Inspectors have discovered several wool presses which have been inadequately guarded. The majority of wool presses inspected have had an emergency stop...
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29 Jun 2017
A cleaning supervisor died of an electric shock from a commercial dishwasher in the dish washing room of a food hall. Before the incident, the dishwashing machine was not washing the dishes properly...
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29 Jun 2017
During the unloading of a bulk dry powder discharge tanker, the tank (a pressure vessel) failed, causing the death of two workers. The tank was connected to a large portable compressor supplying...
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29 Jun 2017
A farm worker was seriously injured when his clothing (shirt) became entangled in an exposed rotating shaft of a twin auger. The person was directing fertiliser from the twin augers into compartments...
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29 Jun 2017
An employee was attempting to raise a newly manufactured mining low loader trailer, weighing approximately 80 tonne, to enable a transport trailer to be driven underneath so the new trailer could be...
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29 Jun 2017
A truck driver lost his life when a plastic kettle melted and set fire to the cab of his prime mover. The driver had stopped at a truck bay, placed the kettle on the passenger’s seat and plugged the...
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29 Jun 2017
A retired farmer was fatally injured when he was struck and crushed by hay bales falling from a truck being unloaded by a telescopic handler ( telehandler ). The retired farmer drove the truck into a...
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Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert is to provide information to all parties involved in the supply and use of elevating work platforms (EWP).
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Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of applying heat to sealed hydraulic cylinders.
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29 Jun 2017
In May 2009, an employee at a service station was injured when she attempted to pump air into tyres of a ‘divided wheel’ (split rim) on a hand trolley using the standard air hose. The employee had...
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29 Jun 2017
A mechanical fitter was seriously injured while removing the rear wheel assembly from a Chamberlain Champion R1250 back-steer loader with an air operated impact wrench. Unbeknown to the fitter, the...
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29 Jun 2017
Isocyanates are a group of chemicals often used in the hardeners of two pack paints, such as vehicle or cabinet paints. They are also used in making foams. They can cause occupational asthma and...
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29 Jun 2017
A self-employed roof plumber died after falling off the roof of a multi-storey apartment building. He had been at the site to repair a leak in the roof. At the time of the incident, he was not using...
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29 Jun 2017
A general hand at a fertiliser factory was fatally injured after he fell approximately 13 metres from a grid mesh panel walkway. The employee was investigating a possible fault in the fertiliser...
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29 Jun 2017
An abrasive blaster operating an elevated work platform ( EWP ) was working at height manoeuvring the basket of the machine within the framework of a large steel structure. During the manoeuvre the...
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29 Jun 2017
During the process of a vessel coming alongside a wharf to dock, the vessel’s skipper was unable to stop the forward motion of the vessel while under power due to a fault with the engine hydraulic...
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29 Jun 2017
A young security worker on a student visa was fatally injured on his way to work when the car he was driving crashed into a safety barrier on the Graham Farmer freeway. There was no evidence of...
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29 Jun 2017
Items of plant were recently imported into Western Australia and found to contain bonded asbestos gaskets. The plant was imported from New Zealand and Thailand for installation at a major industrial...
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29 Jun 2017
Following two recent incidents where employees have been struck by the closing rear door (tailgate) of front loading rubbish trucks, WorkSafe reminds those involved in the waste management industry...
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29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of safety requirements relating to boom type elevating work platforms and the wearing of safety harnesses.
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29 Jun 2017

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