nitial Incident

Fatality Summary Information

Work related Fatalities reported to SHENA


2020


​DATE OF INCIDENT
​INDUSTRY TYPE
SUMMARY DETAILS​
​GENERAL LEARNINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
​FATALITY TYPE
24/01/2020​
​Other industry
(Govt. project)
​Deceased struck by broken metal blade of grass cutting machine
​Better supervision, training, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Hit by object
15/04/2020​
​Other industry
(Warehouse)
​Deceased hit by broken pipe from a compressor under maintenance
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Hit by object
​06/05/2020
​Other industry
(Commercial)
Lift Failure resulting in deceased falling from second to ground floor of a commercial building​​Using suitably designed equipment, proper inspection and certification of equipment, follow safe working load requirements and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height
​15/05/2020
​Construction
(Private)
​Deceased, who was a self-employed person was electrocuted whilst cutting a pipe and working at a home alone
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Electrocution



2019


DATE OF INCIDENT
​INDUSTRY TYPE
SUMMARY DETAILS​
​GENERAL LEARNINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
​FATALITY TYPE
17/05/2019
Construction
(Commercial)
Deceased was hit on the head by falling equipment from height during lifting activity using a mobile crane and subsequently died from injuries after being in coma for a period of time
Better lift planning, supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the lifting  activity
Hit by object
​02/07/2019
​Construction
(Commercial)
​Deceased was electrocuted whilst using a paint mixing tool
Better supervision, safe operating procedures, better installation of electrical equipment and risk assessment of the activity​Electrocution
​06/09/2019
​Construction
(Private)
​Deceased fell from height whilst undertaking a work at height activity on a ledge of a structure
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height
17/09/2019​
​Construction
(Commercial)
​Deceased fell from height through an opening in a floor whilst preparing the site for a lifting activity at the mezzanine floor
​Better lift planning, supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height
​26/09/2019
​Other industry
(Private)
​Deceased was struck by a falling object and pinned, resulting in fatal injuries
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Hit by object
06/10/2019​
​Crane Operations
(Oil & Gas)
​Deceased was struck by an object, resulting in fatal internal injuries
​Better lift planning, supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the lifting  activity
Hit by object
​13/11/2019
​Construction
(Govt. Project)
​Deceased fell from a roof, whilst attempting to come off the roof from his work area
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height