Celebrating success and the end of another working year should be the focus as the ‘silly season’ approaches and work Christmas parties get underway.
In November 2018, a concrete pump operator has sustained serious injuries when his arm was caught in moving parts within the receiving hopper of a concrete pump. Early investigations indicate the worker was in the process of cleaning inside the concrete pump hopper when a moving component activated and seriously injured his arm.
The purpose of this health and safety alert is to highlight the risks of falling overhead building services caused by the failure of insert anchors. Overhead building services include air conditioning ducts, cable trays, water pipes and waste pipes.
Date issued: 17 Dec 2018
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.
In this edition: Queensland abattoir fined $200,000 following death of a labourer, new snapshot throws a light on serious injury claims, new code to protect power station workers from coal dust, national return to work survey report released, court urges employers to take care of young workers, heat stress warning for Queensland workplaces, and much more
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.
- Last updated
- 29 May 2017