Every day we depend on roadways to connect us to the people we love and the things we do. We trust these roadways to keep our supply chains running and to get us home safely, yet, at times people do get injured. The number of fatalities and serious injuries on Australian roads are rising every year, these numbers although high, are preventable.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 is World Day for Health and Safety at Work. This day provides us with an opportunity to remember those who have tragically died due to a workplace injury.
In Australia, over 500,000 people are injured due to workplace accidents every year and close to 200 people are fatally injured at work. On a global scale, the numbers are in the millions.
Yesterday saw the welcome news that Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure has been charged over the 2016 theme park tragedy that killed four people when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned at the theme park in Coomera.