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Is this the year to make sure your workplace is safe?

Submitted on Friday, 17th March 2017

2017 has started off as bad year for health and safety at work in Victoria with WorkSafe already reporting the occurrence of 3 fatalities.

On 11 January, a 61-year-old woman driving a tractor towing fruit bins across a main road near Mildura was struck and killed by a truck.

On 18 February, a 52-year-old worker was crushed by a load of steel which fell from a forklift at a scrap metal yard at Foster in South Gippsland.

A 69-year-old man who suffered critical head injuries on 19 February after falling four metres at a construction site at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula has since died in hospital from his injuries.

In addition, on 17 February, a 38-year-old man also died when his quad bike overturned on a property at Reedy Flat, near Ensay, in east Gippsland. However, it is yet to be determined if the property is a workplace.

The Victorian Chamber can help you keep your business and your workers safe. Our team of safety professionals can help you manage all aspects of safety and work with you to find practical solutions to protect your employees. For small and medium sized business, WorkSafe Victoria also offer a free workplace assessment that can be delivered by the Victorian Chamber team. Contact our experts to discuss your safety needs on 03 8662 5333 or hse@victorianchamber.com.au   

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