A transport company employed an experienced heavy vehicle driver to assist them in transporting various products in rural Australia. Tasked to unload “silage bales” at 10pm – without direct light, little supervision and no proper instruction as to how to perform the job – a falling bale struck him and he died. This occurred on the day after he commenced work.
When the employee attempted to loosen the cargo straps at the end of the day’s work, one of the 500kg bales fell and crushed him.
Farrell v Goodchild Nominees Pty Ltd