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Young man’s leg crushed by approx a tonne of falling pallets from a forklift in NSW

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A tradesman has been crushed by a stack of pallets weighing about a tonne in a horror worksite accident west of Sydney.

A tradesman was crushed by a falling stack of pallets weighing an estimated one tonne in a horror workplace accident this morning. Several ambulance and police crews rushed to the Bond Crescent building site in Wetherill Park, west of Sydney, just after 10.30am.

The 24-year-old man suffered a serious leg injury and was briefly pinned beneath the debris, before paramedics cleared the pallets, which had fallen from a forklift.

The CareFlight rescue helicopter was called and landed in a vacant field near the site, with a specialist doctor and critical care paramedic providing treatment to the worker.

“Observation was continued by the CareFlight medical team as he was transported by road ambulance to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition,” a CareFlight spokesperson said.

SafeWork NSW will now investigate the incident.

Author:  Shannon Molloy

Edited:   Kati Carr


New campaign to improve work health and safety in NSW launched

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SafeWork NSW has launched a new campaign to ensure workers and employers are safe while doing their jobs.

The $.32 million campaign, “Safety starts with you” has been developed to improve workplace safety and reduce injuries and illnesses among NSW workers.

SafeWork NSW Group Director, Regional Operations and Sector Initiatives, Tony Williams said the new campaign aims to encourage workers and businesses to tackle safety in the workplace.

“No matter your occupation, industry or background, safety is everyone’s responsibility,” said Mr. Williams.

“When you are injured at work, it doesn’t just affect you, it affects your family, friends and can also have an impact on your community.

“Through the campaign, we want workers to think about what might happen if they’re injured at work and look at changing their behaviour.”

The campaign features TV, print and radio ads focusing on high-risk industries and work activities.

The campaign is part of SafeWork NSW’s Work Health and Safety Roadmap for NSW 2022

Author:     Haydee