Posted on April 23, 2018 by Hannah Berry
A woman is in a critical condition and has been put in to an induced coma after a collision between two port shuttle carriers at Australia’s Port Botany in New South Wales.
The 55-year-old fell seven meters on to the concrete from the cabin just after midday on Thursday 19th April. She sustained multiple injuries including a broken leg, broken arm and a closed head injury.
A police investigation has been launched alongside an investigation by Safe Work NSW.
Early reports suggest the company has failed to meet its obligation under the NSW Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011.
A statement released by Mick Cross a National Safety Officer stated:
“It appears the company has failed its obligations under the NSW Workplace Health and Safety Act due to a lack of consultation with Health and Safety Representatives in the workplace in the lead-up to this tragic accident.”
Representatives from the Maritime Union of Australia remain on site whilst the police investigation is ongoing.
The woman has undergone surgery, but remains at St George Hospital, Kogarah in a serious condition.