Monday 17 October 2011

Man Suffers Crushing Injuries At Ballarat

A man has been flown from Ballarat to hospital in Melbourne after being crushed between a truck and concrete panels this afternoon.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident at a concrete panel manufacturing plant at Delecombe around one o’clock.

It is understood the 27 year old was guiding the truck as it reversed to take delivery of the panels.

The incident comes at the start of Work Safe Week which features briefings and workshops around the state.  

Marking the start of WorkSafe Week, WorkSafe’s General Manager for Operations, Lisa  Sturzenegger said common safety failings involving routine tasks caused the overwhelming majority of workplace injuries and deaths.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Rosanna Bonaccurso 0478 305 640

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.