Older truckies most at risk of falling from trucks


Truck drivers aged between 45 and 49 years are most at risk of falling from trucks, according to WorkSafe Victoria

By Ruza Zivkusic | December 1, 2010

Truck drivers aged between 45 and 49 years are most at risk of falling from trucks, according to WorkSafe Victoria.

Those driving semi-trailers face a greater threat of falling and sustaining injury, the department adds. A total of 2311 injury claims have been recorded within the freight industry since 2008. Some 603 of those involved a truck driver falling off a truck.

Those injured were away from work between four to 13 weeks.

Metropolitan Express Services hopes the introduction of its Fall Prevention Safety System (FPSS) in Melbourne today to prevent injuries and deaths.

Designed to provide a working-at-heights safety solution, The FPSS curtain trailer was designed with Vawdrey Australia.




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