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Worker killed by exploding wheel and tyre

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.


Independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender opening soon

25 Oct 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

The planned open date for the Independent Medical Examination panel tender is Tuesday 31 October 2017.


Injury prevention and return to work in spotlight at Brisbane conference

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today opened the annual Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference in Brisbane, showcasing the latest research and developments in work health and safety and return to work.

Date issued: 19 Oct 2017


Child injured after jumping castle became airborne

In September 2017 a child sustained serious injuries when a jumping castle became airborne. The child was playing on the inflatable amusement device when a sudden strong gust of wind lifted the front of it up whilst secured at the back to a fence. The child fell from the device to the ground.


Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work champions recognised

A rehabilitation and return to work coordinator and a family owned electrical business are amongst those recognised at the 2017 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

Date issued: 18 Oct 2017


Worker killed after being pinned by mobile plant

In October 2017, a worker was killed after he was pinned between a cane haul out vehicle (a vehicle used to collect and remove sugar cane as it is harvested) and a fuel tanker trailer.


New industrial manslaughter laws to protect Queenslanders on the job

Tough new industrial manslaughter laws aimed at protecting Queensland workers on the job have been passed by State Parliament.

Date issued: 12 Oct 2017


Support for people with work-related respiratory diseases

12 Oct 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland is making it easier for current and former workers with work-related respiratory diseases to gain fast access to specialist medical support and quickly lodge a workers’ compensation claim.

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