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Hazard Alerts / Hazard Management Bulletins

Series of bulletins looking at accident descriptions and causes. (Previously known as Incident / Accident Alerts)

What is a Hazard Alert or Hazard Management Bulletin?

Hazard Alert – this is an immediate message about a serious hazard. It considers facts established early in an investigation. An alert offers interim advice.

Hazard Management Bulletin – is a more detailed message about how to manage the hazard and prevent harm in the future. It is based on information from a full investigation. The advice is more authoritative than a hazard alert.

What’s new

  • Apr 2010 – Bulletin – Employee overfills LPG cylinder html or pdf [size: 127KB ]
  • Apr 2010 – Bulletin – Misuse of Diesel Results in Severe Burns html or pdf [size: 178KB ]
  • No 63 Mar 2010 - Bulletin - Permanent anchorage systems on rope access and fall arrest systems. Information and advice for designers, installers, testers and users html or pdf [size: 145KB ]
  • Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Fall from Indoor Rock Climbing Wall html or pdf [size: 150KB ]
  • Feb 2010 - Alert - Breech Rail Safety Switches on Rotary Milking Sheds html or pdf [size: 138KB ]
  • Feb 2010 - Alert - Permanently Installed Rope Access and industrial Fall-Arrest Systems html or pdf [size: 146KB ]

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Agriculture

Feb 2010 - Factsheet - Wind Machine Safety html or pdf [size: 105KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Handling Cattle in Crates html or pdf [size: 165KB ]

Apr 2009 - Alert - Safety for hock cutters html or pdf [size: 218KB ]

Apr 2009 - Alert - Farm Equipment Service Technician Killed When Servicing Front End Loader Attachment html or pdf [size: 196KB ]

Apr 2009 - Alert - Fall from silo seriously harms truck driver html or pdf [size: 87KB ]

Feb 2008 - Alert - King Hitter Post Driver html or pdf [size: 585KB]

Mar 2007 - Alert - Farmer crushed underneath baler html or pdf [size: 45KB ]

Aug 2006 - Alert - Kinghitter Series III Post Driver Fatality html or pdf [size: 42KB ]

Feb 2006 - Alert - Blasting powder ignited by sparks from an angle grinder caused serious burns to farmer and worker html or pdf [size: 27KB ]

Sep 2005 - Alert - Unguarded Transmission Machinery on Farms html or pdf [size: 40KB ]

Nov 2004 - Alert - Operator's Hand Amputated in Hay Baler html or pdf [size: 65KB ]

Feb 2004 - Alert - Bale Wrapper Accident pdf [size: 80KB ]

Mar 2002 - Alert - Tyre Explodes During Inflation pdf [size: 41KB ]

Nov 1994 - Alert - Driver dies after fall from top of container pdf [size: 401KB ]

Mar 1993 - Alert - Deaths of farm youngsters highlight need for greater parent care pdf [size: 221KB ]

See Also Farming Bulletins

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Amusement Devices

Jan 2010 - Alert - Go-Kart Overturns Causing Flash Fire html or pdf [size: 91KB ]

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Asbestos

Oct 2008 - Alert - Cloth Cleaning in Domestic Washing Machines html or pdf [size: 67KB ]

See Also Asbestos Bulletins

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Construction

Feb 2010 - Alert - Permanently Installed Rope Access and industrial Fall-Arrest Systems html or pdf [size: 146KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Step ladder safety hazard management bulletin html or pdf [size: 131KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - Finger crushed between A-frame and concrete panel html or pdf [size: 100KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Use of Gravlocks in Rigging html or pdf [size: 112KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Steel Splinters Cause Eye Injuries html or pdf [size: 85KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Crane Bridle Sheave Pin Results in Fatality html or pdf [size: 42KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Gantry Crane Fatal Accident html or pdf [size: 42KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Knuckle-Boom Crane Fatality html or pdf [size: 43KB]

Sep 2009 - Bulletin - Safe Operation of Tip Trucks html or pdf [size: 163KB]

Aug 2006 - Alert - Kinghitter Series III Post Driver Fatality html or pdf [size: 42KB ]

Mar 2006 - Alert - Unsafe A-frames used for transportation and storage of precast concrete panels html or pdf [size: 160KB ]

Jul 2004 - Alert - Workers Burned by Wet Concrete html or pdf [size: 51KB ]

Apr 2002 - Alert - Fatal Drilling Accident at a Quarry pdf [size: 76KB ]

Aug 1995 - Alert - Piling rig injury - track machine (caterpillar type - articulated steel-band tracks) pdf [size: 257KB ]

See Also Construction Bulletins

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Education / Youth

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Fall from Indoor Rock Climbing Wall html or pdf [size: 150KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Go-Kart Overturns Causing Flash Fire html or pdf [size: 91KB ]

Aug 2001 - Alert - Swimming Pool Accident pdf [size: 19KB ]

Jan 1997 - Alert - School pupil dies after falling through glass window pdf [size: 289KB ]

Mar 1993 - Alert - Deaths of farm youngsters highlight need for greater parent care pdf [size: 221KB ]

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Electrical

Jan 2010 - Alert - Men Killed by 11,000 Volts when Assisting with Crane Loads html or pdf [size: 43KB]

Feb 2009 - Alert - Farmer fatally electrocuted by overhead power line on family farm html or pdf [size: 113KB ]

Aug 1995 - Alert - Electrocution - welding in wet conditions pdf [size: 257KB ]

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Entertainment Industry

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Fall from Indoor Rock Climbing Wall html or pdf [size: 150KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Go-Kart Overturns Causing Flash Fire html or pdf [size: 91KB ]

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Fishing

May 1994 - Alert - Paint fumes ignite during vessel maintenance causing serious accident pdf [size: 389KB ]

Jun 1993 - Alert - Build-up of toxic fumes in refrigerated hold halts work pdf [size: 388KB ]

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Forestry

Jun 2009 - Bulletin - Bulldozer Brake Failure html or pdf [size: 199KB]

Apr 2007 - Alert - Operator loses finger in log splitter accident html or pdf [size: 97KB ]

Sep 2006 - Alert - Wind-thrown tree kills forestry worker html or pdf [size: 53KB ]

Sep 2006 - Alert - Unsafe tree-felling leads to death html or pdf [size: 39KB ]

Jul 2006 - Alert - Poor felling practices kill forestry worker html or pdf [size: 87KB ]

See Also Forestry Bulletins

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Heights

Mar 2010 - Bulletin - Permanent anchorage systems on rope access and fall arrest systems. Information and advice for designers, installers, testers and users html or pdf [size: 145KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Fall from Indoor Rock Climbing Wall html or pdf [size: 150KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - Permanently Installed Rope Access and industrial Fall-Arrest Systems html or pdf [size: 146KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - Children fall through suspended ceiling html or pdf [size: 125KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Step ladder safety hazard management bulletin html or pdf [size: 131KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Use of Gravlocks in Rigging html or pdf [size: 112KB ]

Apr 2009 - Alert - Fall from silo seriously harms truck driver html or pdf [size: 87KB ]

Feb 2006 - Alert - Safety check for Indalex Werner fibreglass extension stepladder html or pdf [size: 71KB ]

Oct 2004 - Alert - Primary Hopper - Fall Fatality html or pdf [size: 89KB ]

Sep 2004 - Alert - Safe Access Working at Height html or pdf [size: 88KB ]

Nov 1994 - Alert - Driver dies after fall from top of container pdf [size: 401KB ]

Jun 1993 - Alert - Fall during log-loading kills waterside worker pdf [size: 450KB ]

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HSNO / Chemicals

Apr 2010 - Bulletin - Employee overfills LPG cylinder html or pdf [size: 127KB ]

Apr 2010 - Bulletin - Misuse of Diesel Results in Severe Burns html or pdf [size: 178KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - Explosion at Fish and Chip Cafe html or pdf [size: 105KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - LPG Portable Outdoor Heater html or pdf [size: 136KB ]

Sep 2009 - Alert - Fatal accidents involving ignition of flammable vapours html or pdf [size: 163KB]

Jun 2009 - Bulletin - Working with Organic Solvents html or pdf [size: 153KB ]

Sep 2008 - Alert - Ignition of Grease in Underground Coal Mine html or pdf [size: 62KB ]

Jan 2008 - Alert - Mine explosives - security alert html or pdf [size: 48KB ]

Apr 2006 - Alert - Detonator Explosion Results in Loss of Fingers html or pdf [size: 30KB ]

Feb 2006 - Alert - Blasting powder ignited by sparks from an angle grinder caused serious burns to farmer and worker html or pdf [size: 27KB ]

Jul 2004 - Alert - Workers Burned by Wet Concrete html or pdf [size: 51KB ]

Jan 2004 - Alert - Miners Overcome by Petrol Fumes Underground pdf [size: 20KB ]

Feb 1997 - Alert - MIG welding explosion: aluminium boat pdf [size: 196KB ]

Aug 1995 - Alert - Battery Explosions from jump starting pdf [size: 172KB ]

May 1994 - Alert - Kitchen staff suffer serious burns pdf [size: 165KB ]

May 1994 - Alert - Automotive parts washers warning for users pdf [size: 194KB ]

May 1994 - Alert - Paint fumes ignite during vessel maintenance causing serious accident pdf [size: 389KB ]

Jun 1993 - Alert - Build-up of toxic fumes in refrigerated hold halts work pdf [size: 388KB ]

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Livestock / Sheep

Feb 2010 - Alert - Breech Rail Safety Switches on Rotary Milking Sheds html or pdf [size: 138KB ]

Feb 2010 - Bulletin - Handling Cattle in Crates html or pdf [size: 165KB ]

Oct 2008 - Alert - Wool Press Fatality html or pdf [size: 146KB ]

Jan 2008 - Alert - Prattley portable sheep yard incident html or pdf [size: 131KB]

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Machine Guarding / Machinery / Manufacturing

Feb 2010 - Alert - Breech Rail Safety Switches on Rotary Milking Sheds html or pdf [size: 138KB ]

Feb 2010 - Factsheet - Wind Machine Safety html or pdf [size: 105KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Steel Splinters Cause Eye Injuries html or pdf [size: 85KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Gantry Crane Fatal Accident html or pdf [size: 42KB ]

Dec 2009 - Alert - Worker Badly Injures Finger on Automatic Meat Slicer html or pdf [size: 212KB]

Sep 2009 - Alert - Fatal accidents involving ignition of flammable vapours html or pdf [size: 163KB]

Oct 2008 - Alert - Wool Press Fatality html or pdf [size: 146KB ]

Oct 2008 - Alert - Cloth Cleaning in Domestic Washing Machines html or pdf [size: 67KB ]

Feb 2008 - Alert - King Hitter Post Driver html or pdf [size: 585KB]

Jan 2008 - Alert - Prattley portable sheep yard incident html or pdf [size: 131KB]

Apr 2007 - Alert - Operator loses finger in log splitter accident html or pdf [size: 97KB ]

Mar 2007 - Alert - Hand trapped in ridger accident html or pdf [size: 128KB ]

Sep 2005 - Alert - Unguarded Transmission Machinery on Farms html or pdf [size: 40KB ]

Sep 2005 - Alert - Forklift Operator Fatality html or pdf [size: 47KB ]

Oct 2004 - Alert - Fatal Grinder Accident at Quarry html or pdf [size: 45KB ]

Apr 2002 - Alert - Fatal Drilling Accident at a Quarry pdf [size: 76KB ]

Feb 2004 - Alert - Bale Wrapper Accident pdf [size: 80KB ]

Feb 2004 - Alert - Brisket Roller Accident pdf [size: 57KB ]

Feb 2004 - Alert - Welder Struck by Disintegrated Disc pdf [size: 51KB ]

May 2003 - Alert - Quarry Crusher Fatality pdf [size: 71KB ]

Sept 2002 - Alert - Fingers Amputated in Beef Chain pdf [size: 161KB ]

Sept 2001 - Alert - Near-Miss Incident: Blade Breaks Loose in Mulcher pdf [size: 32KB ]

Sept 2001 - Alert - Accident Involving a Rizzi Shaving Machine pdf [size: 34KB ]

Jun 2001 - Alert - Portable Grinder Accident pdf [size: 28KB ]

Mar 1999 - Alert - Accident Involving a COMPAC Fruit Grading Machine pdf [size: 36KB ]

Feb 1997 - Alert - MIG welding explosion: aluminium boat pdf [size: 196KB ]

Feb 1997 - Alert - Failure to isolate or lockout machine results in injury to hand pdf [size: 184KB ]

Nov 1995 - Alert - Near-miss incident - Axle stand fails under load pdf [size: 251KB ]

Aug 1995 - Alert - Battery Explosions from jump starting pdf [size: 172KB ]

Aug 1995 - Alert - Electrocution - welding in wet conditions pdf [size: 257KB ]

Apr 1995 - Alert - Mechanic injured while using a torque multiplier pdf [size: 137KB ]

Sep 1994 - Alert - Safety with truss presses pdf [size: 441KB ]

May 1994 - Alert - Automotive parts washers warning for users pdf [size: 194KB ]

Aug 1993 - Alert - Serious port accident - worker struck by steel band pdf [size: 297KB ]

Mar 1993 - Alert - Deaths of farm youngsters highlight need for greater parent care pdf [size: 221KB ]

Dec 1992 - Alert - Arm amputated by timber trimming saw pdf [size: 214KB ]

Nov 1992 - Alert - Watersider struck by log loader pdf [size: 325KB ]

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Meat Processing

Apr 2009 - Alert - Safety for hock cutters html or pdf [size: 218KB ]

Feb 2004 - Alert - Brisket Roller Accident pdf [size: 57KB ]

Sept 2002 - Alert - Fingers Amputated in Beef Chain pdf [size: 161KB ]

Feb 1997 - Alert - Failure to isolate or lockout machine results in injury to hand pdf [size: 184KB ]

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Mining

Apr 2010 - Bulletin - Misuse of Diesel Results in Severe Burns html or pdf [size: 178KB ]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Steel Splinters Cause Eye Injuries html or pdf [size: 85KB ]

Sep 2008 - Alert - Ignition of Grease in Underground Coal Mine html or pdf [size: 62KB ]

Sep 2008 - Alert - Gas Ignition when Installing a 4m Mega-Bolt html or pdf [size: 65KB ]

Sep 2008 - Alert - Dump Truck Fire and Emergency Response in a Surface Coal Mine html or pdf [size: 64KB ]

Feb 2008 - Alert - Worker falls from front end bucket loader html or pdf [size: 69KB]

Jan 2008 - Alert - Mine explosives - security alert html or pdf [size: 48KB ]

Aug 2005 - Alert - Quarry Dump Truck Rollover html or pdf [size: 44KB ]

Aug 2005 - Alert - Mines Rescue Brigadesman Escapes Suffocation During Training html or pdf [size: 29KB ]

Oct 2004 - Alert - Primary Hopper - Fall Fatality html or pdf [size: 89KB ]

Jan 2004 - Alert - Miners Overcome by Petrol Fumes Underground pdf [size: 20KB ]

May 2003 - Alert - Quarry Crusher Fatality pdf [size: 71KB ]

Oct 2002 - Alert - Towing Tractor Tips Over pdf [size: 79KB ]

Sept 2002 - Alert - Truck Driver Killed in Fall pdf [size: 72KB ]

Apr 2002 - Alert - Fatal Drilling Accident at a Quarry pdf [size: 76KB ]

Feb 2002 - Alert - Truck and Trailer Roll Over pdf [size: 29KB ]

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Mobile Plant

Jan 2010 - Alert - Knuckle-Boom Crane Fatality html or pdf [size: 43KB]

Jan 2010 - Alert - Men Killed by 11,000 Volts when Assisting with Crane Loads html or pdf [size: 43KB]

Sep 2009 - Bulletin - Safe Operation of Tip Trucks html or pdf [size: 163KB]

Jun 2009 - Bulletin - Bulldozer Brake Failure html or pdf [size: 199KB]

Apr 2009 - Alert - Farm Equipment Service Technician Killed When Servicing Front End Loader Attachment html or pdf [size: 196KB ]

Feb 2008 - Alert - Worker falls from front end bucket loader html or pdf [size: 69KB]

Apr 2007 - Alert - Operator loses finger in log splitter accident html or pdf [size: 97KB ]

Mar 2007 - Alert - Hand trapped in ridger accident html or pdf [size: 128KB ]

Mar 2007 - Alert - Farmer crushed underneath baler html or pdf [size: 45KB ]

Sep 2006 - Alert - Truck driver's head crushed in container lifter accident html or pdf [size: 87KB ]

Feb 2006 - Alert - Cracked weld nuts on scissor lift steer axles result in potential pivot pin failure html or pdf [size: 36KB ]

Sep 2005 - Alert - Forklift Operator Fatality html or pdf [size: 47KB ]

Aug 2005 - Alert - Quarry Dump Truck Rollover html or pdf [size: 44KB ]

Jan 2005 - Alert - Tyre Explosions from Large Steel Wheel Rims html or pdf [size: 65KB ]

Nov 2004 - Alert - Operator's Hand Amputated in Hay Baler html or pdf [size: 65KB ]

Oct 2004 - Alert - Primary Hopper - Fall Fatality html or pdf [size: 89KB ]

Jun 2004 - Alert - Tyre Fitter Killed by Exploding Tyre html or pdf [size: 69KB ]

Feb 2004 - Alert - Bale Wrapper Accident pdf [size: 80KB ]

Sept 2003 - Alert - Truck Driver Dies in Loading Accident pdf [size: 41KB ]

Mar 2003 - Alert - Serious Harm Accident Involving a Triplex Ride-On Mower pdf [size: 132KB ]

Oct 2002 - Alert - Towing Tractor Tips Over pdf [size: 79KB ]

Sept 2002 - Alert - Truck Driver Killed in Fall pdf [size: 72KB ]

Jun 2002 - Alert - Fatality While Unloading a Semi-Curtainsider pdf [size: 61KB ]

Sept 2001 - Alert - Unsafe Towing Technique Leads to Severe Injuries pdf [size: 36KB ]

Sept 2001 - Alert - Projectile Thrown from Tractor Mower Attachment Causes Serious Injury pdf [size: 38KB ]

Feb 2001 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 6: Fork Dislodges off Fork-Carriage onto Operator's Leg pdf [size: 82KB ]

Oct 1999 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 5: Worker Crushed Between two Containers pdf [size: 60KB ]

Jan 1997 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 4: Person in Danger During Unloading pdf [size: 14KB ]

Aug 1995 - Alert - Piling rig injury - track machine (caterpillar type - articulated steel-band tracks) pdf [size: 257KB ]

Jan 1995 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 3 pdf [size: 350KB ]

Jan 1995 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 2 pdf [size: 295KB ]

Jan 1995 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 1 pdf [size: 371KB ]

Sep 1994 - Alert - Port worker crushed between bales of wood pulp pdf [size: 376KB ]

Aug 1993 - Alert - Serious port accident - worker struck by steel band pdf [size: 297KB ]

Mar 1993 - Alert - Deaths of farm youngsters highlight need for greater parent care pdf [size: 221KB ]

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Occupational Health

Jun 2009 - Bulletin - Working with Organic Solvents html or pdf [size: 153KB ]

See Also Health Bulletins

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Service Industry

Feb 2010 - Alert - Explosion at Fish and Chip Cafe html or pdf [size: 105KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - LPG Portable Outdoor Heater html or pdf [size: 136KB ]

Feb 2010 - Alert - Children fall through suspended ceiling html or pdf [size: 125KB ]

Dec 2009 - Alert - Worker Badly Injures Finger on Automatic Meat Slicer html or pdf [size: 212KB]

Sep 2009 - Bulletin - Safe Operation of Tip Trucks html or pdf [size: 163KB]

Nov 2005 - Alert - Rest Home Resident Burns to Death in Smoking Accident html or pdf [size: 35KB ]

Dec 2003 - Alert - Vehicle Wheelchair Hoist Accident pdf [size: 249KB ]

Nov 2003 - Alert - Patient Receives Fatal Injuries in Fall pdf [size: 65KB ]

Mar 2003 - Alert - Serious Harm Accident Involving a Triplex Ride-On Mower pdf [size: 132KB ]

Jan 2002 - Alert - Escalators in Shopping Malls and Similar Situations pdf [size: 36KB ]

Aug 2001 - Alert - Swimming Pool Accident pdf [size: 19KB ]

May 1994 - Alert - Kitchen staff suffer serious burns pdf [size: 165KB ]

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Transport

Sep 2009 - Bulletin - Safe Operation of Tip Trucks html or pdf [size: 163KB]

Apr 2009 - Alert - Fall from silo seriously harms truck driver html or pdf [size: 87KB ]

Sep 2008 - Alert - Dump Truck Fire and Emergency Response in a Surface Coal Mine html or pdf [size: 64KB ]

Sep 2006 - Alert - Truck driver's head crushed in container lifter accident html or pdf [size: 87KB ]

Mar 2006 - Alert - Unsafe A-frames used for transportation and storage of precast concrete panels html or pdf [size: 160KB ]

Feb 2006 - Alert - Cracked weld nuts on scissor lift steer axles result in potential pivot pin failure html or pdf [size: 36KB ]

Aug 2005 - Alert - Quarry Dump Truck Rollover html or pdf [size: 44KB ]

Jan 2005 - Alert - Tyre Explosions from Large Steel Wheel Rims html or pdf [size: 65KB ]

Jun 2004 - Alert - Tyre Fitter Killed by Exploding Tyre html or pdf [size: 69KB ]

Sept 2003 - Alert - Truck Driver Dies in Loading Accident pdf [size: 41KB ]

Jun 2002 - Alert - Fatality While Unloading a Semi-Curtainsider pdf [size: 61KB ]

Mar 2002 - Alert - Tyre Explodes During Inflation pdf [size: 41KB ]

Feb 2002 - Alert - Truck and Trailer Roll Over pdf [size: 29KB ]

Jan 1997 - Alert - Forklift accident case history No. 4: Person in Danger During Unloading pdf [size: 14KB ]

Nov 1994 - Alert - Driver dies after fall from top of container pdf [size: 401KB ]

Nov 1992 - Alert - Watersider struck by log loader pdf [size: 325KB ]

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