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SafeWork SA has welcomed the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s evaluation of its regulatory practices, policies and procedures.
This decision was made after new information came to light, which meant there was no longer a reasonable prospect of conviction.
It is believed that the man was working alone while attempting to hitch an attachment onto the rear of a tractor when he was crushed between the tractor and the attachment.
Last year in Australia, there were 186 work-related deaths in 2017, and 40 so far in 2018, with thousands of others affected by injuries or work-related illness and disease.
It is believed the worker, using a tractor with a front end loader and bucket attachment, was attempting to lift and move a round hay bale when the bale fell back onto the operator.
SafeWork SA Executive Director Martyn Campbell, who commenced work with the agency in August 2017, reviewed the original investigation into the matter following concerns raised by Mrs Woodford's fa
Asbestos-containing millboard was once widely used in the construction industry due to its flame-resistant properties, and commonly used to line compartments containing heat or spark-producing elec
It is believed the worker became trapped between the tray and headboard of the tow truck when the tray was being returned to its home position after a vehicle had been unloaded.
General safety information:
SafeWork SA reminds everyone about the importance of having safe systems of work in place for loading and unloading operations.
SafeWork SA reminds everyone that plant and equipment must only be used in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and that all hydraulic pile drivers are adequately maintained and inspected.