nitial Incident

Fatality Summary Information

WORK RELATED FATALITIES REPORTED TO SHENA

One of the main objectives of the Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) is to have zero fatalities. There was four areas of focus -  crane operations, asset integrity, work at height activities and schools, hospitals, Commercial and Government Buildings. SHENA will continue to undertake regulatory monitoring visits and planned site inspections to ensure compliance to workplace safety, health and environment requirements. 



2021


​DATE OF INCIDENT
​INDUSTRY TYPE
SUMMARY DETAILS​
​GENERAL LEARNINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
​FATALITY TYPE
09/02/2021​
​Other industry
Deceased fell from a tree from a height of approximately 5 meters, whilst undertaking landscaping works
​Better supervision, hazard awareness and risk assessment of the activity
Fall from Height
28/04/2021​
​Oil & Gas
Deceased struck by falling pipe which dropped a height of approximately 3 meters from an elevated catwalk
​Better supervision, barrier management, training, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activityHit by object
31/05/2021​
​Construction
Deceased fell from height whilst manually carrying a plywood sheet up to the first floor of a residential house under construction, where guard rails had been removed​Better supervision, hazard awareness and risk assessment of the activity
Fall from Height



2020


​DATE OF INCIDENT
​INDUSTRY TYPE
SUMMARY DETAILS​
​GENERAL LEARNINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
​FATALITY TYPE
24/01/2020​
​Other industry
(Govt. project)
​Deceased struck by broken metal blade of grass cutting machine
​Better supervision, training, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Hit by object
15/04/2020​
​Other industry
(Warehouse)
​Deceased hit by broken pipe from a compressor under maintenance
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Hit by object
​06/05/2020
​Other industry
(Commercial)
Lift Failure resulting in deceased falling from second to ground floor of a commercial building​​Using suitably designed equipment, proper inspection and certification of equipment, follow safe working load requirements and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height
​15/05/2020
​Construction
(Private)
​Deceased, who was a self-employed person was electrocuted whilst cutting a pipe and working at a home alone
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Electrocution



2019


DATE OF INCIDENT
​INDUSTRY TYPE
SUMMARY DETAILS​
​GENERAL LEARNINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
​FATALITY TYPE
17/05/2019
Construction
(Commercial)
Deceased was hit on the head by falling equipment from height during lifting activity using a mobile crane and subsequently died from injuries after being in coma for a period of time
Better lift planning, supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the lifting  activity
Hit by object
​02/07/2019
​Construction
(Commercial)
​Deceased was electrocuted whilst using a paint mixing tool
Better supervision, safe operating procedures, better installation of electrical equipment and risk assessment of the activity​Electrocution
​06/09/2019
​Construction
(Private)
​Deceased fell from height whilst undertaking a work at height activity on a ledge of a structure
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height
17/09/2019​
​Construction
(Commercial)
​Deceased fell from height through an opening in a floor whilst preparing the site for a lifting activity at the mezzanine floor
​Better lift planning, supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height
​26/09/2019
​Other industry
(Private)
​Deceased was struck by a falling object and pinned, resulting in fatal injuries
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
Hit by object
06/10/2019​
​Crane Operations
(Oil & Gas)
​Deceased was struck by an object, resulting in fatal internal injuries
​Better lift planning, supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the lifting  activity
Hit by object
​13/11/2019
​Construction
(Govt. Project)
​Deceased fell from a roof, whilst attempting to come off the roof from his work area
​Better supervision, safe operating procedures and risk assessment of the activity
​Fall from Height