BodyGuard Case Studies

BodyGuard proximity detection and warning system is currently used in a wide range of applications and organistations across the globe to improve safety risk.

This page provides highlights some of the areas where BodyGuard could be used to improve safety. These are actual news articles regarding worksite incidents.

Fiday 31st May, 2013

A MAN has been killed on one of the National Broadband Network sites in Kiama

A 56-year-old man was crushed after becoming stuck between a stationary truck
and a second truck operated by NBN Co, the Kiama Times is reporting.The stationary
truck belonged to a concreting company that had been doing work at a nearby home.
Emergency services were called to Seaview Street around 11.35am to find a Lake
Height man with serious head injuries.He was pronounced dead after police arrived
on the scene and tried to apply CPR for several minutes.It is believed the victim
had been working for the concreting company.The NBN released a statement saying it
had been advised of a "reported fatality at Kiama that occurred just before noon today".
"The Ambulance Service responded and police are in attendance," the statement read.
"NBN Co is working with its contractor to assist the police in their investigation."
The NBN will release more updates on the media section of its website as more comes
to hand.

Monday 14th January 2013

WorkCover NSW is investigating the death of a man in a forklift incident at a market
at Homebush West on Monday, 14 January, 2013
Initial enquiries indicate that the forklift the man was operating at the time, tipped
over after colliding with another forklift.WorkCover inspectors visited the scene
yesterday as part of their investigation. The forklift has been taken to a nearby
NSW Police compound where WorkCover inspectors will carry out inspections on the vehicle.
WorkCover will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Tuesday 26th June, 2012

'Tragic accident' as father crushed to death at work
A 40-year-old man who was crushed to death by his forklift in front of workers at
Flemington Markets in Sydney's west this morning was a husband and a father, his
colleagues say.Stunned workers said Lilipe Manuoliku Hehea, known as Phillip and
Filipine, was operating a forklift in a customer parking area of the markets about
5.20am when it tipped over, trapping him underneath.He's a husband and a father which
is the worst thing about it He was employed by a fruit and vegetable wholesaler and
was moving produce between trucks in a busy loading area.Emergency services were called
to the Parramatta Road markets but the man died at the site, a police spokeswoman said.
One agent whose workers were first on the scene said it appeared to be a tragic accident.
"There was no other person involved, no other vehicles, he was working on his own and it
was literally just a tragic accident," said the man, who did not wish to be named.
"I don't know whether he's just lost attention or done something unusual to put himself
over but there was no speed involved or anything like that.
"He's a husband and a father which is the worst thing about it."
One of Mr Hehea’s cousins, Linzel Lolesia Mafi, said it was "a sad morning for [the] Hehea
family"."Feeling saddened by the loss of my cuz filipine," she posted on Facebook. "So
young n yet gone too soon. May u rest in the peace of God."Mr Hehea had worked at the
markets for six years.A colleague said he was a "quiet, lovely guy who was good to all
the workers"."It was just a freak thing that shouldn't have happened and it did happen
and he's paid the ultimate price," the colleague said.WorkCover officials are investigating.
"Initial enquiries indicate that the worker was driving a forklift when it rolled and fell
on top of him, causing fatal crush injuries," said a spokesperson.Police will also prepare
a report for the coroner.Fruit, vegetable and flower workers at the markets said they were
in mourning."We all know each other at the markets," said a stall holder, Sam.