Lack of safety training caused death

A lack of safety training has caused a death

A young worker who died after being left to operate a forklift alone in an industrial freezer hadn’t received OHS or forklift training, the NSW Coroner has found.

Coroner Carmel Forbes found the employer didn’t have a freezer safety policy or a policy that prohibited employees from working on their own.

In April 2013, 23-year-old Vijay Singh died from complications of hypothermia that developed while he was trapped for about an hour in a large freezer warehouse in one of Laurent D Pty Ltd’s Matraville,