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Workplace fatality - Port Lincoln

Incident Alert
22 February 2018

We are investigating an incident where a worker has been fatally injured in Port Lincoln. It is understood that the worker was struck by a stillage during the forklift unloading process from the delivery truck.

General safety information:

SafeWork SA reminds everyone about the importance of having safe systems of work in place for loading and unloading operations.

A hazard identification must be undertaken prior to the commencement of loading or unloading operations, and safe systems of work must be implemented to ensure the safety of all workers in the vicinity of the work being undertaken.

If you work with forklifts, read our High Risk Work Guide to Forklift safety that offers practical guidance for both businesses and workers on managing risks related to forklifts.

Workplace safety is everyone's responsibility.