Feb 10 2019

400 workplace incidents recorded in 2017-18

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400 workplace incidents recorded in 2017-18

More than 400 workplace safety incidents were recorded last financial year, according to Transport Canberra and City Services.

Incidents included a bus driver being stabbed by a passenger with a syringe, a contractor receiving an electric shock, and a City Services employee being run over by a colleague who was distracted by their mobile phone.

Forty-nine of the incidents involved compensation due to injury, while 45 incidents involved dangerous substances like asbestos.

WorkSafe ACT says the increase in the number of reported incidents on work sites shows people are understanding the safety message.

 

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