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WorkSafe WA Announcement

Worksafe WA has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch has said that November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths.

“Five workers died over a period of ten days in work-related incidents this month,” Mr McCulloch said.

“As we head towards the end of the year and the festive season, it is timely to remind both employers and workers of the need to be vigilant where workplace safety is concerned.

“It’s a major cause for concern that ten of the 15 deaths confirmed as work-related so far this financial year have involved either being hit by falling or moving objects or being trapped by moving machinery or equipment.

“WorkSafe has issued several reminders this year stressing the importance of having safe systems of work in place where vehicles and pedestrians are present, and warnings are often issued on the vital importance of guarding the moving parts of machinery.

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