Operator Fined After Driver Killed in Quarry Accident

Following the tragic death of a dump truck driver in 2016, a quarry operator has been fined $230,000.

The driver was killed when the vehicle he was operating rolled on a stockpile.The man was in his sixties at the time.

The court heard that the vehicle flipped over the edge of a stockpile at the Plumpton quarry and slid down the other side.

The company was found guilty after it was revealed that the company contravened section 26 of the OHS Act by failing to ensure a safe workplace without risk to health and safety.

The quarry operator failed to complete a risk assessment and a Safe Work Method Statement for the work being carried out. The investigation also found the company failed to take the reasonable steps to eliminate or remove the risks including ensuring the perimeter of the stockpile was adequately walled. The operator failed to engage a qualified engineer to assess the stability of the stockpile.

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Fatal Bordertown Quarry Accident

Another fatal workplace accident has occured. A man recently lost his life after falling into machinery at a quarry in the South East.

The 43 year old man from Murray Mallee fell into machinery and although emergency services were called to the scene, the man died at the scene.

The incident happened at a quarry near Cannawigara, 10km north east of Bordertown.

The incident is being investigated by SafeWork SA.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Source: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/man-dies-after-falling-into-machinery-at-quarry-in-the-south-east/news-story/8a3679326ab229a2e8f382f447d14b61