Wednesday, April 17, 2024

WorkSafeWA investigate quad bike death

WorkSafeWA is investigating the work-related death of a 22-year-old female worker on a farming property in the Shire of Dandaragan, north of Perth last week.

The woman was reported to have been mustering cattle on a quad bike when the bike rolled, causing fatal injuries on Wednesday 4 October.

WorkSafe investigators will examine the circumstances of the incident with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

Acting WorkSafe Commissioner, Sally North said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed her sincere condolences to the woman’s family and other workers at the farm.

“The recent Independent Inquiry into Safety in the Agricultural Industry found that between 2017/18 and 2021/22, five workers died on WA farms in incidents involving quad bikes,” Ms North said.

A number of resources on quad bike safety are available on WorkSafe’s website.

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