Vital Safety

vital | adjective | 1. critical, absolutely necessary 2. performing and essential function 3. characteristic of life


Stripping Tank Fatality - Coroner's Report

The Victorian State Coroner has release a report into the death of a man working alone in an Antique Furniture and Paint Stripping business.

The owner of the business was working alone over a tank containing volatile methylene chloride. The man was overcome by the vapours and was found dead, slumped over the tank.  The coroner reported that there were two previous occasions where the man had been overcome by fumes from the tank and had collapsed.  For the full report click here.

Source - WORKWISE [electronic resource]: WRLS. Southbank, Vic. State Coroners Office; Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Available at: