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Date PostedApril 6, 2015

Beware Falls from Machinery on Construction Sites

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Source: http://blog.machineryzone.com/wikizone/forklifts-heavy-machinery/

Falling objects can cause a lot of damage on work sites and because there are so many opportunities for this type of hazard, some instances slip through the cracks. On a construction site it is a hazard that should be recognised and addressed so that workers are placed at risk.

An accident that took place on a site in Southeast Rochester in California is example of the consequences that can result when objects fall from machinery. Serious falls don’t have to be from a roof or an unfinished building, falls from machinery and equipment can be equally serious and in some cases worse.

According to a report on Californian based ValleyNewsLive.com a 30 year old worker was killed after being hit in the head by a falling piece of machinery. Police are investigating the incident which resulted in the shut down of a construction site last Friday killing the 30 year old Utah man.

According to the report construction was underway on Microtel Inn and Suites when a large attachment fell from a telescopic forklift and struck the worker on the head causing crushing injuries to his head. The man died a short time after from what is believed to be severe head trauma.

Read more at: http://www.valleynewslive.com

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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