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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...
WorkSafe
Alert
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...
WorkSafe
Alert
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...
WorkSafe
Alert
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...
WorkSafe
Alert
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...
WorkSafe
Alert
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...
WorkSafe
Alert
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.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders and/or welders to heat or cut metal tanks.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A crane service technician was seriously injured when he fell 6 metres out of a scissor hoist from which he was working. The technician had raised himself on the scissor hoist to provide repairs to a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A farm worker, employed through a labour hire agent, died of head injuries after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle ( ATV ), also know as a four wheel motorbike, agricultural ( ag ) bike or...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A recent proactive project conducted by the Manufacturing Branch of WorkSafe WA into the powder coating industry in both metro and regional Western Australia found that in many cases, hazardous...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A commercial vehicle driver was fatally injured when the combination he was driving left the road and crashed into trees. The driver was on the first part of a trip when the commercial vehicle...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
An employee received numerous injuries when he was hit by a fork tine carriage which fell off a forklift. The forklift was being used to close a workshop sliding door that had come off its roller...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with washing floors using an inappropriate bucket and hot water mixed with the chemicals, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Two chefs received flash burns to their upper bodies when an aerosol can of cooking oil exploded in a busy café . As a result of the explosion, a large window at the front of the café blew outwards...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders to cut metal drums.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not keeping plant repaired and maintained as per manufacturer’s specifications and design.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
This safety alert covers design and fabrication quality of transportable vessels that are periodically pressurised to discharge their contents.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A worker received third degree burns to 13 percent of his body when using a new drain cleaning product containing 98 per cent sulfuric acid. In an attempt to unblock a public toilet drain, workers...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with transferring oil from a deep fryer to an oil disposal machine, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to inform welding machine operators of the potential for electrodes to contain beryllium, a very toxic metal.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with cooking food in a microwave oven and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the circumstances which led to a worker’s leg being amputated and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not having appropriate methods of egress from refrigerated and freezer sea containers and to increase awareness of adequate control measures.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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