One of the risks of truck driving that we seldom discuss in the industry is the risk of being run over by your own vehicle. While this doesn’t occur often, it is a risk we must be aware of, especially after a fatal incident that happened recently.
A well known stock contractor from Mundubbera, Brian King passed away at the Woodford Showgrounds recently. It is believed the 58 year old man was reversing his truck and cattle trailer when it collided with another trailer which was parked. He slipped from the driver’s side stairs and fell underneath the moving vehicle in a freak accident.
Paramedics were called but he died at the scene.
The incident is being investigated by Workplace Health and Safety as well as The Forensic Crash Unit.