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Date PostedMarch 11, 2017

Worker Killed and 2 Injured in One Weekend

Three workplace incidents in one weekend have led to 2 deaths and one critical injury.

  • A man in his sixties suffered critical head injuries after falling four metres at a site in Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • In another incident a man was killed when his quad bike overturned at an East Gippsland property.
  • In a third incident a man in his early fifties was crushed by a load of steel that fell from a forklift at a scrap metal yard in South Gippsland.

WorkSafe’s Executive Director of Health and Safety reminded us in light of these incidents that safety should always be a priority.

It is tragic that these 3 men didn’t make it home, there should have been appropriate systems in place to ensure risks were reduced or eliminated, Ms Williams said.   Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/02/two-men-died-another-suffer-critical-injuries-workplace-incidents-weekend/#.WL0-Cn9WXqV

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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