Queenslanders who hired casual cleaners, babysitters, nannies, gardeners, labourers and in-home carers between November 2015 and October 2017 have protected themselves against $615,000 in household worker injury claim costs simply by taking out a $50 insurance policy.
At a hearing in the Dalby Magistrates Court today, TJS Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd was fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of almost $1,000 after a worker suffered a serious electrical shock on 25 November, 2015.
FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after a worker was injured in an electrical arc flash at the company’s Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations.
Charges have been laid against Oil Tech International Pty Ltd and company director Michael Joseph Reid in relation to the death of worker Matthew Adam O’Brien at a waste recycling facility in Yatala on 5 November 2015.
In this edition: Queensland Government seeks new offence of industrial manslaughter; Supply chain and subcontractor safety masterclass; Safe Work Month event tickets and sponsorships available; Poor machine guarding amputations lead to hefty fines; Expert group to shape state's safety leadership and culture; Time's up to renew your WorkCover insurance policy; and much more.
A worker was killed in October 2017 after being struck in the face by an exploding wheel and tyre. Initial inquiries indicate that the worker attempted to weld up a small leak in the truck wheel, whilst the tyre was still pressurised.
The planned open date for the Independent Medical Examination panel tender is Tuesday 31 October 2017.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017