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Worker crushed by falling sheets of balustrading glass

Industry: Construction

In August 2018, a worker was crushed when multiple sheets of balustrading glass fell from a truck-mounted A-frame. He was standing on the ground beside the truck, holding and balancing the sheets in a near vertical position, while another worker removed a sheet of ply from behind the glass.

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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.

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Hamilton Island transport provider fined after horrific buggy crash

A transport services company has been fined $220,000 for offences under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 after a golf buggy crash in 2016 left eight Hamilton Island resort guests and one worker badly injured.

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Company fined over Eagle Farm double fatality

Industry: Construction

The principal contractor involved in the tragic deaths of two construction workers at Eagle Farm Racecourse almost two years ago has today been fined $405,000, for breaches of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).

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High ropes adventure courses

Industry: Tourism

The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risk of strangulation when participating in high ropes adventure courses.

Date issued: 04 Sep 2018

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eSAFE - August 2018

In this edition: Major changes on the way for amusement ride safety; Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference; Employers warned to look after young workers after hand amputation; Company slashes workers’ comp claim costs; Stricter test and tagging required for construction site temporary buildings; and much more.

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Operator thrown and killed in bulldozer rollover

Industry: Construction

In August 2018, a bulldozer operator from Julatten was killed while clearing foliage. It appears the dozer drove onto a log, causing the tracks to lose friction, and it rolled onto a steep slope, throwing him from the cage. Investigations are continuing.

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Safety blitz targets vehicle loading cranes

In the wake of three deaths, dozens of serious injuries and significant property damage caused by vehicles fitted with loading cranes (VLCs), the Queensland Government has launched an education and enforcement campaign to prevent further tragedy.

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