Man injured after being pinned by car

A motor mechanic has been taken to hospital after he became pinned under a car.

The man was working on the car when it fell off its supports, pinning him underneath.

The incident happened on Friday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, about 3km south-east of Bundaberg, shortly before 10 am.

The man suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

NT WorkSafe offers the following safety tips to people working under a vehicle:

  • Always use load supports or lifting devices with the appropriate safe work limit before conducting work under a vehicle.
  • All lifting devices e.g. hydraulic or pneumatic trolley jacks and load supports should have the safe working loads clearly marked.
  • Ensure workers are provided with appropriate information instruction and training to successfully complete the tasks without risks to health and safety.

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