Time of Construction Workers Incidents

Soknimith Chheng made this Right to Information request to WorkSafe Tasmania

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From: Soknimith Chheng

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Dear WorkSafe Tasmania,

I am a final year student from Melbourne Polytechnic and I would like to make a humble request some data to assist my current research for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act.

My study focuses on construction safety at night that analyse whether current safety measures is effective within the construction industry. This study may have the potential to improve construction workers safety issue at night, which there are very limited existing research and regulations in Australia.

The document that I am willing to obtain is an anonymous data of time and place of incidents from construction workers between the year 2003-as late as possible.

Yours faithfully,
Soknimith Chheng

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From: Case, Lorraine
WorkSafe Tasmania

Good morning Soknimith

Thank you for your enquiry; we apologise for the delay in responding.

We have forwarded your request for information on to WorkCover Tasmania and hope to have a response for you soon.

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Lorraine Case | Support Officer – Prosecution Coordination
WorkSafe Tasmania
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From: Case, Lorraine
WorkSafe Tasmania

Good afternoon Soknimith

Insurers provide workers' injury claim details to WorkCover Tasmania with incident particulars to the resolution of injury date without time details. We have however examined the data with keyword searches on event details and could identify one incident since 2008 linking working at night (or in the dark) as a possible relationship with reported injuries in the Tasmanian construction industry. This is not to say there weren’t more cases which may have occurred at night but we have not been able to identify them with certainty from the data provided to us.

The details of the injury are as follows:

2016, Brighton, Tasmania, Male in thirties - Worker fractured bone in foot stepping off plant trailer in the dark, onto broken asphalt

WorkSafe Tasmania has this article which focusses on construction industry lighting which you may find helpful:

https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/topics/Healt...

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Lorraine Case | Support Officer – Prosecution Coordination
WorkSafe Tasmania
Department of Justice

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w www.justice.tas.gov.au
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