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Bricklayer fined for Springfield Lakes block wall collapse 22 Mar 2019

An Ipswich bricklayer has been fined $18,000 for putting the safety of his subcontractors at risk, following the collapse of a block firewall in 2016 at a Springfield Lakes development site.

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Land-borne inflatable devices becoming airborne 21 Mar 2019

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of land-borne inflatable devices (such as a jumping castle or slide) becoming airborne if they are not adequately anchored. It provides guidance to owners, suppliers, hirers and those supervising the operation of the inflatable about minimising this risk. Read more...

Tower crane hoist rope and brake failures 21 Mar 2019

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risks of hoist rope and brake failure on tower cranes. Employers, builders, workers and crane operators should apply the principles in this alert to any crane with a hoist rope. Read more...

Queensland appoints first Work Health Safety Prosecutor 19 Mar 2019

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the appointment of Aaron Guilfoyle as Queensland’s first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor. Read more...

Underwater safety a top priority 13 Mar 2019

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has hosted the last of three industry roundtables to discuss dive safety. Read more...

Statement from Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace 13 Mar 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Anthony White who worked in the engineered stone industry and suffered from an advanced stage of silicosis. Read more...

Worker fatally crushed by steel pipe 08 Mar 2019

In December 2018, a worker died when he was crushed by a steel pipe which fell off the back of a truck. The worker and two others were unloading two 12m steel pipes, each weighing 1.8 tonnes, one at a time with a forklift. After the ratchet straps were released, it appears one of the pipes rolled, striking the stanchions and causing them to fail. The pipe continued rolling and fell off the truck, landing on and crushing the worker’s chest and head. Read more...

Fatal falls on work sites 05 Mar 2019

In December 2018, the owner of an industrial workplace was killed when he fell through a roof on an unapproved structure. The man was attempting to dismantle and remove the structure, which consisted of an open steel awning with tin roof panelling. In January 2019, a man was killed when he fell from height at a construction site. Early investigations indicate he could have fallen from the roof or other equipment set up onsite including a ladder and A-frame trestles with planks. Investigations into these incidents are continuing. Read more...

Tourism operator fined $40,000 for flying fox injuries 05 Mar 2019

A Queensland tourism operator has been fined $40,000 by a Magistrates Court after a woman received serious pelvic injuries following a zipline tour that went wrong in July 2016.

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Tougher regulations for Queensland amusement rides 04 Mar 2019

Queensland amusement rides and theme parks will be subject to tougher safety requirements that set world-class, best practice safety standards. Read more...
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11 April 2016

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