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Refuelling Changes Made After Man Crushed

Friday, September 24, 2010

A senior roads official says changes have been made to refuelling practices after a man's death at a bypass construction site in southern New South Wales.

David Pulver, 39, from Wagga Wagga, was crushed between a fuel tanker and a reversing front-end loader at Tarcutta.

The Transport Workers Union has called on WorkCover to release information on the cause but it has refused.

The general manager of the Roads and Traffic Authority's Hume Highway office, Charlie Blomfield, says a lot of work goes into making worksites safe, but there is always room for improvement.

"There's been a number of changes that have been brought in, particularly in the way refuelling is undertaken, but a lot of that at the moment is going through police and WorkCover investigations and I know the industry as well as ourselves will respond once the outcomes of those investigations are known," he said.

Reported by ABC News


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