A Townsville timber company has been fined $210,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court after a truck driver was crushed to death in a workplace incident in 2016.
A man who lost it with a work health and safety inspector and threatened to kill him before showing total remorse has had his 'lucky day' in court.
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Heading into the Christmas/New Year period, there’s always a surge in the use of quad bikes with holidaymakers enjoying a break in the bush or on the beach.
In November 2018, a worker on a rural property died when he was crushed by the wheels of the tractor he was operating. Initial findings suggest he was spraying herbicide on a sugar cane crop and got out of the tractor to re-fill the spray tanks which had been retro-fitted underneath the tractor. It appears the tractor rolled forward over him while he was under it re-filling the tanks. Investigations are continuing.
In November 2018, a man died when he fell from a boat on a hardstand area at a marina. Early investigations indicate he landed on the ground after falling from the rear of the boat near portable stairs used to access the boat while in dry dock. Investigations are continuing.
In November 2018, lifting equipment attached to a tower crane servicing a construction project contacted live overhead powerlines next to the site. This caused the power supply within the local area to automatically shut off. There were no injuries and it appears the crane unintentionally rotated over the powerlines under its own power. Investigations are continuing.
Two farming companies and a sole director have been fined a total $475,000 after the tragic death of a 14 year old boy at a large property in Goondiwindi on 1 April 2016.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017