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Man suffers crushing injuries at Ballarat

 17 October 2011

A man has been flown from Ballarat to hospital in Melbourne after being crushed between a truck and concrete panels this afternoon.
WorkSafe is investigating the incident at a concrete panel manufacturing plant at Delecombe around one o’clock.
It is understood the 27 year old was guiding the truck as it reversed to take delivery of the panels.
The incident comes at the start of Work Safe Week which features briefings and workshops around the state.  
Marking the start of WorkSafe Week, WorkSafe’s General Manager for Operations, Lisa  Sturzenegger said common safety failings involving routine tasks caused the overwhelming majority of workplace injuries and deaths.