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Workplace fatality - Tarlee

Incident Alert
4 June 2018

We are investigating a fatal workplace incident that occurred on Friday 1 June at Tarlee. It is believed the worker was working alone when he was crushed under the rear wheel of a tractor. SafeWork SA is working together with police and emergency services in the ongoing investigation of this matter.

General safety information

SafeWork SA reminds everyone who operates a tractor, or similar equipment, about the hazards and risks associated with working with machinery and on farms. It is important to identify what could go wrong and take steps to prevent or minimise harm before carrying out the work. Where possible, workers should try to work with another person in carrying out changes or repairs to machinery. When working alone or remotely, it is important to remember to prioritise your safety and to take precautions such as working more slowly, regularly communicating with others and taking regular rest breaks.

If you work with tractors, read the relevant section in our Farmers’ Guidebook to work health and safety for practical guidance on managing risks related to tractors.