Incident Notice 2015-09

Incident Notice 2015-09

Type: Fatality

Industry: Service Station

Incident Summary:

A worker was working in the gas bar/convenience store when a misunderstanding with a customer occurred. There was a physical altercation in which the worker was struck by the customer and fell to the ground striking his head. The worker sustained a traumatic head injury and died in hospital.

Safety Reminders:

  • Assess workplace violence hazards
  • Ensure workers are trained to recognize workplace violence
  • Ensure policies and procedures are developed to minimize or eliminate workplace violence
  • Ensure emergency preparedness and response plans are established

Safety Resources:

This incident notice is provided for information purposes only to notify industry of an occupational health and safety incident. It has been issued as an educational resource with the goal of preventing similar incidents. The information contained in this notice is based upon preliminary information that has not been confirmed through investigation. This notice should not be interpreted as identifying any contraventions of OHS legislation or as laying blame against any party.

Modified: 2017-02-17
PID: 15592

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