Lost your White Card? Click here to get a replacement. It's quick and easy!

Date Posted24/05/2019

Earthmoving Company Has Been Fined $90,000 After A Worker Crushed

The crushing incident involving a dump truck in 2016 has cost an earthmoving company $90,000.

A 26 year old worker was underneath the body of the dump truck when the incident occurred.

The Sydney-based earthmoving company supplies civil construction and plant hire services and was sentenced for failing to maintain a safe working environment for its employees.

SafeWork described the incident as avoidable, saying the dump truck was carrying 30 tonnes of soil that lowered onto the man who was an experienced repairer.

He was called in to inspect and repair the malfunctioning truck and was underneath the raised dump body at the time. The body of the dump truck was not properly locked, causing it to lower down on the repairer.

He suffered severe damage to his lower back and hands.

SafeWork said the worker should have been provided with adequate safety training for repair and maintenance work so that he could identify safety measures such as ensuring the dump truck body was secured in the maximum holding position by lever and locks.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/sydney-earthmoving-company-fined-worker-suffers-serious-crush-injuries/#.XLR9naQlE1k

Please share this post on social media with the icons below or to the left.

Peter Cutforth is a director of Urban E-Learning Pty Ltd., the RTO behind WhiteCardOnlineExpress.com.au, Australia's top ranked White Card course! The White Card is a mandatory requirement to enter any construction site in Australia and for just $38.90 you can get your White Card conveniently online through this website.  Click here to Start Course NOW!

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , , , ,

Subscribe

Free OH&S Industry Updates Newsletter


Facebook WhitecardonlineexpressTwitterRSS

Our RTO has delivered over 100,000 White Cards