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Court Summary - at a glance
- Develop, document, communicate and implement a safe system of work in relation to work to be undertaken beneath raised vehicles, which provided for the use of appropriate equipment as supports and chocks for the vehicle.
- Provide training, education and supervision in relation to the risks of carrying out work underneath raised vehicles, including training and education in relation to the immobilisation of raised vehicles and use of appropriate equipment to be used to support the vehicle while raised.
The victim accessed the underbody of the truck using a creeper to remove the driveshaft. Once he had done so the truck rolled off the supporting blocks of wood crushing the victim between the creeper and the fuel tank. The victim sustained multiple fractures, a crushed pelvis, a punctured lung and a torn artery. He remained in hospital for 58 days. The victim has been left with a weakness in one leg and a foot disability. He has been advised that this will be permanent. This prevents him from walking normally or for any significant distance, and means that he is unable to run.