Truck Roll-Away Damages Two Hills Businesses

September 20, 2023 3:10 pm in by
SafeWork SA

Safework SA says it was ‘by chance and fortune’ that no one was injured, after a truck roll-away this morning in the Adelaide Hills.

The driver parked their truck and left the cab, leaving the unoccupied vehicle to roll more than 200 metres before crashing into two local businesses.

SafeWork SA inspectors attended the scene and inquiries are continuing.

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There have been three South Australian deaths in the past three years where workers have been struck by a roll-away vehicle.

There have also been seven serious injuries and five reports of property damage caused by vehicle roll-aways since 2020.

Executive Director Glenn Farrell said the vehicle roll-away incidents in South Australia were almost always preventable.

‘Eliminating the risk of a vehicle roll-away should be the number one consideration for all businesses and drivers,” Mr Farrell said.