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$80,000 fine imposed after workplace incident results in amputation

Industry: Construction

Inadequate supervision and training for a young worker has been blamed for a workplace incident which resulted in an inexperienced labourer having his hand amputated.


Failure to protect young worker costs timber company dearly

A timber company has been fined $60,000 for failing to protect a young inexperienced worker who lost a thumb and three fingers following a workplace incident on 7 October 2015.


Queensland abattoir fined $200,000 following death of labourer

An Queensland abbatoir has been fined in the Maryborough Magistrates Court after it failed to ensure the health and safety of a worker and exposed him to the risk of death.


Agriculture farm fined $200,000 for powerline death

A North Queensland agriculture farm has been fined $200,000 in the Cairns Magistrate Court for the electrocution of an overseas worker in 2016.


Older tourist snorkelling death

In October 2018, an older male tourist was pulled from the water unconscious and later died at a snorkelling site, during a day tour with a tour operator. The tour operator had identified him as an at risk snorkeler. Investigations are continuing.


Changes to medical fees for 1 December 2018

28 Nov 2018 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the medical fees applicable for workers’ compensation in Queensland. The changes are effective 1 December 2018 and impact the Medical table of costs and the Supplementary services table of costs for GPs and Specialists.


eSAFE Construction - November 2018

Industry: Construction

In this edition: Use the right tools for the job; Work health and safety duties not just with PCBUs; Silica audits for engineered stone benchtop fabricators; Secure worksites ahead of holiday season shutdowns; Labour hire provider boosting safety in construction; and much more.


Worker killed in fall from grain auger

In November 2018, a worker was fatally injured after he fell 15 metres while trying to move a large mobile grain auger away from a silo. Early investigations indicate the weight of the opposing end of the auger was greater than the end he was holding. As he pulled the auger away from the silo, the opposing end dropped, propelling him into the air. Investigations are continuing.

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