Truck driver crushed by steel beams


Traumatic brain injury, amputation of both legs

Legal Outcome

$140,000 fine for Arrow Worldwide

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A grave incident at Arrow Worldwide’s West Melbourne warehouse led to a truck driver sustaining severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury and the loss of both legs, after being crushed by steel beams, prompting a significant WorkSafe investigation and subsequent fine.

Incident Overview

During a routine pick-up at Arrow Worldwide’s facility, a truck driver was catastrophically injured when a pack of 12-meter-long steel beams dislodged from a semi-trailer and struck him, resulting in critical and irreversible injuries.

WorkSafe Investigation and Findings

WorkSafe’s thorough investigation revealed that Arrow Worldwide failed to implement essential safety measures, such as segregating pedestrians from moving machinery and establishing a designated safety zone for transport drivers, leading to this tragic accident.

Legal and Safety Implications

Arrow Worldwide pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of non-employees, resulting in a $140,000 fine and additional costs. The case underscores the vital importance of rigorous safety protocols in preventing workplace accidents.

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