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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017