In October 2017, a tree lopper was hit by a branch cut by another worker in an elevating work platform approximately 8-10 metres above him. The worker was wearing a helmet and was struck in the head, fracturing his skull. He was admitted to hospital in a serious condition.
Charity MATES in Construction gives some useful advice for workers who may find themselves in a stressful situation in the lead up or during the Christmas/New Year period.
A worker sustained a serious spinal injury in October 2017 while travelling as a passenger in a troop carrier on a fruit and vegetable farm. The worker was in the back of the four wheel drive which rolled over after the driver lost control..
In October 2017 two workers on a rural property in the Western Downs region of Queensland received serious burns from an electric shock. The workers were relocating a grain auger when it came into contact with a 12.7kV single wire earth return (SWER) overhead powerline.
The independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender is now open, and accessible on the QTenders website.
Queenslanders who hired casual cleaners, babysitters, nannies, gardeners, labourers and in-home carers between November 2015 and October 2017 have protected themselves against $615,000 in household worker injury claim costs simply by taking out a $50 insurance policy.
At a hearing in the Dalby Magistrates Court today, TJS Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd was fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of almost $1,000 after a worker suffered a serious electrical shock on 25 November, 2015.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017