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Contents (2011 - 10)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10
Current version for 21 March 2018 to date (accessed 25 May 2018 at 14:44)
Part 3 Section 37
37   What is a “dangerous incident”
In this Part, a dangerous incident means an incident in relation to a workplace that exposes a worker or any other person to a serious risk to a person’s health or safety emanating from an immediate or imminent exposure to:
(a)  an uncontrolled escape, spillage or leakage of a substance, or
(b)  an uncontrolled implosion, explosion or fire, or
(c)  an uncontrolled escape of gas or steam, or
(d)  an uncontrolled escape of a pressurised substance, or
(e)  electric shock, or
(f)  the fall or release from a height of any plant, substance or thing, or
(g)  the collapse, overturning, failure or malfunction of, or damage to, any plant that is required to be authorised for use in accordance with the regulations, or
(h)  the collapse or partial collapse of a structure, or
(i)  the collapse or failure of an excavation or of any shoring supporting an excavation, or
(j)  the inrush of water, mud or gas in workings, in an underground excavation or tunnel, or
(k)  the interruption of the main system of ventilation in an underground excavation or tunnel, or
(l)  any other event prescribed by the regulations,
but does not include an incident of a prescribed kind.