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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.


Medical items table of costs - 2019 annual review

23 Sep 2019 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

WorkCover Queensland will again review and update the table of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers’ compensation in Queensland on 1 December 2019.


Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages

The works of a dozen talented Queensland primary school students will once again showcase important farm safety messages in a colourful calendar that’s become a must-have household favourite.


2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists announced

Next month’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards ceremony in Brisbane will showcase Queensland’s best work health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work champions.

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