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  • Incident alert

    Snorkelling fatality

    In October 2020, a woman was on a guided snorkel tour when she apparently panicked and needed to be taken back to the main vessel. However, on the rescue tender she lapsed into unconsciousness.

  • 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.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Minimise shark bite risks as diving and snorkelling activities peak

    With holiday-makers heading to our waterways in droves, dive and snorkel tour operators should ensure their safety systems and processes are up to date and staff are briefed on how to minimise the risk of shark bites.

  • Incident alert

    Fatal fall from height while working on air conditioning system

    In August, a man died after falling approximately 6m while working on an air conditioning system at a civic centre. It’s believed he may have fallen from a ladder. Investigations are continuing.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Sign collapse

    The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the risk of collapse of self-supporting signs, and to raise awareness of the need to properly design, maintain and inspect sign structures.

  • Incident alert

    Young worker injured by exploding tyre rim

    In May 2019, a young worker suffered serious facial injuries when the split rim that he and another worker were performing maintenance on, exploded. For reasons yet to be established, it appears the tyre exploded while the workers were removing a tyre from a split rim on an earthmover. Investigations are continuing.

  • Incident alert

    Worker fatally crushed by skid steer loader

    In February 2019, a worker was killed while repairing a skid steer loader. Early investigations indicate the safety prop was not engaged to ensure the bucket arms could not be lowered. The worker inadvertently activated the controls and was crushed by the arms. It appears the mechanisms which enable the hand controls to be isolated were inoperative due to general wear and tear on the machine. Investigations are continuing.

  • Incident alert

    Older tourist snorkelling death

    In October 2018, an older male tourist was pulled from the water unconscious and later died at a snorkelling site, during a day tour with a tour operator. The tour operator had identified him as an at risk snorkeler. Investigations are continuing.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Vehicle loading cranes

    VLCs can be dangerous when they are not operated in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions. The purpose of this safety alert is to alert operators of vehicle loading cranes (VLCs) of the need to follow the manufacturer¿s operating instructions and to provide safety guidance for owners and employers.

  • Incident alert

    Worker fatally crushed when forklift tipped over

    In October 2018, a worker was killed when the forklift he was operating tipped over and pinned him. The experienced operator was moving a load into an industrial shed. The forklift’s mast collided with an overhead steel beam, causing the forklift to tip over onto its side pinning the operator. It appears the operator may not have been wearing a seat belt. Investigations are continuing.

  • Workplace health and safety alert

    Emergency plans for recreational diving and snorkelling

    Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is issuing a safety alert following instances where recreational diving and snorkelling businesses have failed to respond effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner to an emergency situation.

  • Incident alert

    Worker killed in fall from air-conditioning duct

    In August 2018, a worker was killed after falling twelve metres onto a concrete floor. Early investigations indicate he was undertaking scheduled maintenance of air-conditioning ducts and was in the fresh air intake pre-conditioned outside air (PCOA) unit. A co-worker returned to the area and found a void where a floor grate had been. He looked through the void and saw his colleague on the concrete floor below. This particular PCOA is the only vent open to external, often hot and humid air, and as such is a high corrosion area. Investigations are continuing.