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A Brisbane construction company has been fined $85,000 for failing to ensure a work site in Lutwyche was electrically safe.
In May 2020, two men were seriously injured after falling approximately 1.5m after a trestle and plank system failed while performing housing construction work. In a separate incident, a contractor suffered serious injuries as a result of falling around 3m to the floor below when the makeshift work platform he was working on collapsed.
In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m through a roof whilst doing maintenance on a shed. In a similar incident in February 2020, a man died after falling through the roof of a building. Early investigations indicate he was repairing a skylight. There was a third falls related incident in March. On this occasion, a worker suffered serious injury after falling approximately 5m. Early investigations indicate the man was doing repairs when he fell through a section of the roof to the ground below.
A case study film launched through video conference today by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office (ESO) highlights just how dangerous arc flash can be.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017