Truck driver killed in northern suburbs

The truck driver, who was out of the cab at the time, was tragically killed when his truck rolled backwards, trapping him between his and another vehicle.

Two SafeWork investigators and two inspectors are on site and have secured the scene, examining the vehicle, and have commenced an investigation.

SafeWork SA is liaising with SA Police, who are also in attendance.

‘Our thoughts are with the man’s family, friends, and workmates at this sad time,’ SafeWork SA Executive Director Martyn Campbell said.

‘This tragic event is a timely reminder for businesses and workers to remain vigilant to all workplace risks and ensure workplace risks are identified, eliminated, or controlled to reasonably practicable level,’ he said.

‘Controlling workplace risks must be done in consultation with workers and Health & Safety Representatives.’