Incident Information Release issued after three crush injuries

Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Incident Information Release issued after three crush injuries

NT Worksafe在上个月发生了三起涉及机械的严重粉碎事件伤害后发布了第一次事件信息发布(IIR)。IIR旨在强调发生严重事件。提醒从事类似活动的工作场所停止并审查其程序。工作健康和安全保证代理经理布鲁斯·麦金莱(Bruce McKinley)表示,IIR是要迅速向行业提供有关事件的信息,旨在补充最详细的安全警报NT WorkSafe。麦金莱指出,安全警报需要更多时间来生产,因为检查员确定并解决了事件的促成因素。如果事件很复杂,或者检查员没有得到工人和/或企业的完全合作,则可能需要时间。

“IIRs will only contain a brief summary of the incident and provide general safety information for the work activity being undertaken at the time the incident occurred. This allows us to get information out to industry in a timelier manner for them to review their procedures to prevent a similar incident occurring at their workplace. A Safety Alert will be issued if the safety information in an IIR does not address the contributing factors of an incident once they are known,” McKinley said.

In the first incident, a worker at a remote community worksite was injured while operating a skid-steer loader. A portion of the worker’s foot was outside of the cabin and resting on a crush point area, when the worker lowered a bucket attachment onto their foot, crushing and fracturing it. A second incident occurred in the greater Darwin area, when a worker received a serious crush injury, after their arm was drawn into a conveyor belt. The worker was operating machinery when material became wedged under a conveyor belt roller. The incident occurred as the worker attempted to remove the material from the roller. The worker suffered fractures to their wrist and forearm.

In a separate incident, a worker was seriously injured after they were knocked over by a forklift. The worker, who was the forklift operator, had just exited the forklift when it moved forward, knocking the worker to the ground. The worker’s leg became untangled in the forklift’s wheel well and they suffered multiple fractures to their foot.

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