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Worker’s skull fractured by tree branch

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.


Dealing with stress as festive season nears

14 Nov 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

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.


Update to upper limb surgery guidelines

13 Nov 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

WorkCover Queensland has updated guidelines for medical providers to use for upper limb surgery billing and requests.


Serious spine injury for farm worker in 4WD rollover

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..


Two workers seriously burned after contact with high-voltage powerlines

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.


Independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender now open

08 Nov 2017 | WorkCover Queensland

The independent medical examinations (IME) panel tender is now open, and accessible on the QTenders website.


Household worker insurance saves Queensland households thousands

06 Nov 2017 | WorkCover Queensland
Topics: Insurance

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.


Toowoomba construction business fined $75,000 over electrical incident

06 Nov 2017 | Electrical Safety Office

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.

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