WorkSafe in WA investigates quad bike-related death

Sheep Central, October 11, 2023

WorkSafe in WA is investigating the death of a woman on a Dandaragan farm. File photo – NFF.

WORKSAFE in Western Australia is investigating the quad bike-related death of a worker while mustering cattle.

WorkSafe said it is investigating the work-related death of a 22 year-old worker on a farming property in the Shire of Dandaragan, north of Perth, last Wednesday.

She was reported to have been mustering cattle on a quad bike when the bike rolled, causing fatal injuries, WorkSafe said in a media statement.

WorkSafe said its investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

Acting WorkSafe commissioner Sally North said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed her sincere condolences to the woman’s family and other workers at the farm.

“The recent Independent Inquiry into Safety in the Agricultural Industry found that between 2017/18 and 2021/22, five workers died on WA farms in incidents involving quad bikes,” Ms North said.

A number of resources on quad bike safety are available here on WorkSafe’s website.


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