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  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Transportable silo collapse

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of collapse of transportable (relocatable) silos, commonly used on farms.

  • Incident alert

    Worker seriously crushed by frontend loader

    In April 2020, a man suffered serious injuries after being crushed by a frontend loader. Initial enquiries found the operator got out of the cabin to untie a hay bale when the vehicle started rolling down a slope. It appears the operator was attempting to re-enter the cabin when he was trapped between the moving plant and a gate post.

  • Incident alert

    Falls from work platforms

    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.

  • Incident alert

    Roof falls

    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.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Fibreglass ladder failure

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the potential for degradation of fibreglass ladders that can lead to a structural failure.

  • Incident alert

    Dangers of not effectively immobilising vehicles

    In February 20120, a man was crushed to death while doing mechanical repairs on a truck. Initial enquiries indicate he was under the truck when it inadvertently rolled forward and fell off a hydraulic bottle jack, fatally striking him.

  • Incident alert

    Worker killed in conveyor crush

    In March 2020, a worker died after being trapped in a conveyor system at a workplace.

  • Incident alert

    Horse handling fatality

    In March 2020, a person suffered fatal injuries while handling a horse on a rural property. It appears the person was in the process of catching the horse in its yard prior to leading it to the stables.

  • Incident alert

    Worker injured in quad bike incident

    In February 2020, a farm worker suffered serious injuries after rolling a quad bike.

  • Incident alert

    Crush incidents when loading/unloading

    In January, an interstate truck driver suffered multiple leg fractures when a stone slab fell off the back of a truck. It appears the stone was secured to an ‘A’ frame with straps. Early investigations indicate that when the driver removed the straps, the stone slabs toppled and struck him. In February, a truck driver suffered severe crush injuries when a pack of timber boards being delivered to a timber yard fell onto him. Early investigations indicate the pack of timber caught onto an adjacent one when being unloaded. It caused the strapping to snap and the timber fell onto the driver.

  • Incident alert

    Worker seriously injured by noodle making machine

    In December 2019, a worker suffered serious injury when his arm was caught in a hopper. Early investigations indicate the open hopper contained metal shafts and stainless-steel rods that rotated to mix dough ingredients.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Snorkel and dive safety for Lunar New Year

    Lunar New Year is one of the busiest times of year for Queensland's dive and snorkel industry. Many people are visiting the Great Barrier Reef and other destinations to dive or snorkel, often for the first time.