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Person seriously injured by falling boat

In July 2019, a person was seriously injured when a large boat on a hardstand toppled over. Early enquiries indicate a prop or stand that was part of the system stabilising the boat may have been moved for easier access when maintenance was being done. Investigations are continuing.


Worker injured by overhead travelling crane

Industry: Construction

In June 2019, a crane operator was injured when an overhead travelling crane (also commonly known as a bridge crane) fell to the ground. Early enquiries indicate the anchoring system used to support the rails the crane travels along failed, resulting in the crane falling. Investigations are continuing.


Electrical worker loses licence for 10 years

10 Oct 2019 | Electrical Safety Office

The Electrical Licensing Committee disqualified a negligent electrical contractor from holding an electrical work licence for a period of 10 years. The electrical sole trader was previously directed by the committee to undergo an assessment of his competency under section 64c of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and was deemed competent in June 2019. After the assessment, the committee received new referrals in July 2019 of electrical work performed in multiple locations that had multiple serious defects, breaches against AS/NZ3000 and exposed live terminals, placing people and property at serious risk from electric shock.


Workers injured in trench collapse

Industry: Construction

In August 2019, two workers were injured after a trench collapse at a construction site. Early enquiries indicate the two workers were installing footings in a trench next to a recently completed storm water pipeline.


Ambassador Libby speaks out for Mental Health Week

Like she did in the pool during her illustrious swimming career, Queensland Mental Health Ambassador Libby Trickett is looking for ‘PBs’ heading into Mental Health Week (5-13 October).

Date issued: 18 Sep 2019


eSAFE Rural - September 2019

In this edition: Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages, Labour hire laws go from strength to strength, Q fever risk increases as drought continues, National survey finds Queensland has highest on-farm deaths and injuries, Serious injuries from sugarcane fire lead to $35,000 fine, Focus on worker mental health and much more.


Crane contacts overhead powerlines

Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are investigating an incident where a mobile crane contacted overhead powerlines. One worker was electrocuted, another suffered serious injuries, while a third required hospital treatment. Investigations are continuing.


Worker burned in fuel explosion

In August 2019, a worker suffered burns when fuel vapour ignited causing an explosion. The worker was refuelling a boat, when for reasons yet to be established, fuel vapour ignited causing an explosion. Investigations are continuing.

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